Today Debbie Robinson, CEO and General Manager of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WCEC), along with employees of the cooperative, presented a check in the amount of $2,350 to the Wood County Rainbow Room. This check was made possible through one of WCEC’s software vendors, SEDC.
SEDC held a video contest for current software customers, with the purpose of promoting the benefits of using their products. The competition was for cash. Two separate WCEC employee teams entered videos. Both creatively showcased how SEDC products bring about efficiencies at WCEC.
There were three categories: Drama, Comedy, and Creativity, with each having a top prize of $2,000. Per the rules, all competitors posted their videos online. The public was invited to vote and the top vote getters were awarded prizes. There were also some special employee choice awards given by SEDC employees.
WCEC’s “Because, Because, Because”, which featured a cast of characters on a quest for heart, brains, and courage, took the top prize in the drama category, earning $2,000. WCECs second entry, “Lights-Lights Baby”, an upbeat rap, won SEDC’s Employee Choice Award for Best Original Score, earning $350. Once notified of the winnings, co-op employees voted on how to use the money. Overwhelmingly, the employees decided to donate the prize money to a deserving charity and ultimately selected the Wood County Rainbow Room.
About this donation, Debbie Robinson said, “The employees at WCEC contribute positively to our communities on a daily basis through their individual jobs and through their own personal charitable and civic acts. Their generosity with this gift is another example of their kindness and service attitude. And I can’t think of a more worthy organization than The Rainbow Room.”
Kathy Gilbreath, President of Wood County Child Welfare Board (CWD), received the check for The Rainbow Room, and said, “We appreciate this donation and it will make a positive difference in the lives of many local foster children. As the only agency that supplies emergency resources to children upon removal from their homes, every dollar makes a difference. We commend Wood County Electric Cooperative employees on their commitment to not only Wood County, but especially the children of Wood County.” Other Representatives of the CWB, and Board Members of the Rainbow Room present included, Sharon Brooks, Secretary/Treasurer of the CWB, and Rainbow Room Board Members Cynthia White, Malinda Robertson, and Ann Connally.
About Wood County Rainbow Room – The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center for children taken into Child Protective Services custody. When removed from the home, children cannot bring anything but the clothes on their backs. The Rainbow Room provides for their basic necessities and comforts until they are placed in foster care.
About Wood Country Electric Cooperative – Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit electric cooperative with the mission of providing member-customers reliable electric service at a reasonable rate. WCEC serves over 33,000 meters in parts of nine counties throughout northeast Texas, including Camp, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood. For further information about WCEC, visit www.wcec.org.