The Job Training and Safety (JT&S) department for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives is holding a raffle to support the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals and the Fallen Linemen Foundation.
“Supporting these two organizations is important because they may directly support us when tragedy occurs,” said Farris Leonard, director of job training and safety field services at North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “We hope the need never arises but there is comfort in knowing they are there for us in times of need.”
The raffle is held year-round, and tickets can be purchased at more than 20 lineworker training schools at Nash Community College and two conferences, including the N.C. Safety Summit and Journeyman’s Workshop. Two winners will be randomly drawn in December, and prizes include a set of lineworker-inspired cornhole boards and a Yeti cooler. All proceeds will be equally divided between the two organizations.
The N.C. Jaycee Burn Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility in Chapel Hill, specializing in severe burns, including electrical burns. North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives have been a proud partner of the Burn Center since 1972, when the cooperatives’ Board of Directors pledged $40,000 to help create the center. Since then, the co-ops have contributed more than $2.2 million through annual fundraisers, including the JT&S Raffle. Learn more about the co-ops’ partnership with the Burn Center here.
The Fallen Linemen Foundation provides support to injured linemen and their families through financial support and scholarships, and cooperatives in North Carolina are proud to support their mission. To learn more about the Fallen Linemen Foundation, visit www.fallenlinemenfoundation.com.
This is the third year that the JT&S team and cooperative employees across the state have teamed up to provide impactful donations to these important organizations. For more information about the raffle or to show your support, please contact the JT&S team: Farris Leonard, Randy White, Becky Alston or Jason Wilson.