December 15, 2021 – SECO Energy’s Pennies from Heaven program recently donated $3,485 to the
American Cancer Society. From October 1 through November 15, for every new SECO Energy member
who enrolled in SECO’s Surge MitiGatorÔ surge protection program, the not-for-profit electric
cooperative pledged to donate $5 from the Pennies from Heaven program to a local chapter of the
American Cancer Society. A total of 697 SECO members enrolled during that timeframe and resulted in
a $3,485 donation.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The
organization is taking action to battle a disease that has affected millions. In the United States, 600,000
die of cancer each year. The organization funds and conducts cancer research, supports cancer patients,
shares expert information and cancer prevention tips to help people live longer – and better. Learn how
you can donate or volunteer at
CEO Jim Duncan stated, “Thank you, members, who donated spare change to our Pennies from Heaven
program. Those extra pennies allow SECO to contribute to worthy causes in our service area. While the
vast majority of Pennies from Heaven funding is allocated for bill payment assistance and educational
initiatives for our members, I am pleased that we can support our local American Cancer Society to help
in the fight against cancer.”
Although the Pennies from Heaven fundraiser is over, members can still enroll in the surge protection
program. Take the bite out damaging surges and spikes with the Surge MitiGator. Power surges are
caused by lightning, vehicles crashing into utility poles, small animals, birds or fallen trees.
SECO’s made in the USA meter-based surge arrester reduces surges BEFORE they enter your home
through the meter. The Surge MitiGator has a beastly 15-year warranty and is designed to protect your
home’s large-motor appliances. Household appliances and sensitive electronics such as televisions and
computers can be damaged or destroyed by power surges and also require point-of-use devices for
adequate protection.
Lease the MitiGator for only $5.95 plus tax per month plus a $25 installation fee. The purchase price
ranges from $349 to $399, with installation included. Visit>Energy Solutions>Surge
MitiGator to learn more about the program, to read the warranty and to complete the web form to
SECO Energy members can help their local communities by enrolling in SECO’s Pennies from Heaven
program. The Pennies from Heaven program rounds up monthly SECO bills to the nearest dollar and uses
the spare pennies to fund member bill payment assistance and local, worthy causes. Visit>Your Co-op>Pennies from Heaven and complete the web form to enroll. Conversely,
members who need help paying their bill should visit and click on the “Find Bill Payment
Help” banner. Use the interactive map to locate a social service agency that receives Pennies from
Heaven funding from SECO Energy.
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