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SMECO Employees Raise $58,000 for Cornerstone Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees recently held a fund-raising event and donated $58,000 to Cornerstone Southern Maryland. “We chose Cornerstone as this year’s fund-raising recipient because they help people with behavioral health disorders enhance their quality of life and realize their potential as citizens of the community,” said Natalie Cotton, SMECO’s government affairs and community relations director. “Our vendors and employees work together to make SMECO’s annual charity golf outing a successful event. The vendors provide very generous contributions that enable us to make a substantial donation that will help people in our community who need it most,” said Sonja M. Cox, SMECO’s president and CEO. “Like many other rural areas, Southern Maryland has a shortage of mental health services. Helping residents who are struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse addiction is vital to the well-being of our community.” “This donation will allow us to keep providing services to our clients—to the people that we serve in Southern Maryland,” said Cari Guthrie, president and CEO of Cornerstone Southern Maryland. “COVID definitely had an impact on some of our programs in terms of staffing, clients, and case-load capacity. This money is going to help us reinforce that so […]

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