More than 520 individuals gathered at the Cedar Grove Ruritan Club earlier this month to celebrate Piedmont Electric’s third annual Community Day. The free event included bucket truck rides from Piedmont Electric linemen as well as participation from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, Cedar Grove Fire Department, UNC Health Care, North Carolina State Trooper Association and ElecTel.
Partnering with local support services provides Piedmont Electric the opportunity to improve safety in its communities and residents’ quality of life. Over the past several years, Piedmont Electric has secured more than $12 million in USDA funding within Orange, Person, Alamance, Caswell and Durham counties for fire trucks, fire stations, ambulances, schools, a public library and a warehouse.
Piedmont Electric plans to continue its annual Community Day and partnerships with local emergency support services in the years to come.
“Community Day is just one of the ways we show our commitment to strengthening our local communities,” said Steve Hamlin, President and CEO. “Concern for community is one of our seven guiding principles that we were founded on 80 years ago.”