Wake Forest-based Wake Electric is giving members a way to help their neighbors this winter despite pandemic-related restrictions: The Giving Fence.
From November 15 through February 1, the Wake Electric office in Wake Forest will have an outdoor Giving Fence where winter clothing will be made available to the community. Individuals are encouraged to take any items they need and/or donate any clean coats, pullovers/hoodies, hats, scarves or gloves by hanging the items on the Giving Fence. All items on the fence will be free.
“By working together, the Giving Fence will support our community by ensuring all are kept warm during the cold months ahead,” said Wake Electric Board President Suzy Morgan. “Our concern for community is a year-round endeavor, and we will continue to seek additional ways to help our co-op members during this difficult time.”
In addition, Wake Electric will have a Giving Box, which will hold canned goods and non-perishable food, providing another opportunity for people to give back and help the community during the holiday season. The box will be available starting December 15, and Wake Electric employees will be hosting a food drive to kick off the initiative. Both the fence and box will be available through the winter months for the community to take what they need and leave what they can.