When you open your Horry Electric bill statement during the month of April, be sure to pay close attention to the contents. Inside, you’ll find three very important communications.
“We’re not sure in what order they’ll be inserted, but they are equally important,” says Danny Shelley, executive vice president and CEO.
One of the items is a reminder that everyone needs to participate in the 2020 Census. “This is critical to us in South Carolina because the results can have an impact on growing communities by providing funding for after school programs, food assistance programs and much more,” says Shelley. “By making sure we’re all counted, we have a better chance of getting what we need from the Federal Government when they distribute funds to the different States.” The results of the Census also help determine how many seats we get in Congress. “It also creates jobs and helps fund emergency services, builds schools, roads and housing,” he continued. Census information is confidential. For more information, visit 2020Census.gov or call 1.844.330.2020 (English) and 1.844.468.2020 (Spanish).
Another insert is the Current Word. It features some important details pertaining to our 2020 Annual Meeting of Members, which is scheduled for May 12, 2020. “We may have to end up postponing the meeting, but we believe the information in the newsletter is something members can use, regardless,” says Shelley.
One side of the publication features convenient options for members to pay bills, including the HEC Mobile app, MyEnergy Online and the Local Pay Stations made possible by Conway National Bank and Anderson Brothers Bank. “The only thing that isn’t valid in our current business operations is in-person transactions in our office lobbies,” he continued, adding that drive-thru windows in Conway and Socastee are still open.
The third insert is an invitation to Let’s Stay Connected during the COVID-19 crisis. “In addition to serving as a reminder of the many different ways for members to connect with their cooperative, it is reassurance for members that we are continuing to monitor the crisis and we are adjusting our sails accordingly,” says Shelley. “We rushed to put this special insert together to call special attention to things put in place for members by the board of trustees for the month of April.”