2017 Neighbor to Neighbor Donation

2017 Neighbor to Neighbor Donation

April 21, 2017

GUC's Neighbor to Neighbor program received a $10,000 donation from the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church. They raised the funds through their annual Taste Testing Luncheon that includes a raffle and bake sale. This year's event highlighted local restaurants and caterers who donated items from their menus.

During the April GUC Board Meeting, event co-chairs Marcia Spears and Gail Joyner (pictured above with Tony Cannon, Scott Mullis, and GUC Board Chairman Don Mills) were recognized for their efforts in spearheading the event. This is the 15th year in a row the Presbyterian Women have supported our Neighbor to Neighbor fund, and with GUC's match, they are responsible for raising a total of $254,000.

"We are truly appreciative of the generosity shown by the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church," said Scott Mullis, Assistant Director of Customer Relations. "They have always been a tremendous partner in our efforts to raise money for those in need within Pitt County. We've also received funds this year from Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greenville, and from other customers and individual donors in the community."

Neighbor to Neighbor Highlights

Our Neighbor to Neighbor program meets local needs by providing funds to assist low-income families in Pitt County with their heating bills. It is a voluntary program supported through customers' tax-deductible contributions. GUC matches the contributions up to $20,000 each year. Neighbor to Neighbor is a partnership between GUC and the Pitt County Department of Social Services (DSS). DSS screens applicants, determines eligibility, and distributes the funds during the heating season of December — March. Since the program began in 2001, $531,851 has been raised for heating assistance.

Please join us in thanking our customers and community organizations for another successful year in raising funds for our neighbors in need.