Co-ops Present $146K to NC Jaycee Burn Center

Helping survivors find their place in the world, teaching children to prevent burns, advancing scientific knowledge of burn treatment: these are all things the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center does in addition to saving lives and providing compassionate care to patients.

In support of that work and mission, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives recently presented a donation of $146,193 to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, a division of the UNC Department of Surgery.

“The Burn Center provides an incredible service in our state, and one that is especially appreciated by electric cooperatives whose linemen face dangers on the job every day,” said Dale Lambert, CEO of Randolph EMC and a member of the Burn Center advisory board.

The funding was raised at the co-ops’ 19th annual golf tournament and fundraiser in October. Electric cooperatives, in partnership with more than 80 organizations and individuals, have donated more than $1.7 million to the Burn Center over the years, and our support has helped the Burn Center become one of the leading comprehensive burn centers in the world.

“The magnitude of the investment you make is outstanding,” said Dr. Bruce A. Cairns, medical director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, in accepting the donation.

Pictured from left: Dr. Bruce Cairns, Medical Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center; Dr. Melina Kibbe, Chair of the UNC Department of Surgery; Lindsey Listrom, Communications Manager for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives; Dale Lambert, CEO of Randolph EMC and Burn Center Advisory Board Member; Wes Googe, U.S. Airways and Chair of the Burn Center Advisory Committee; Lonnie Moore, SVP and COO of TEMA.