In March, we closed our Okeechobee office due to COVID-19. For the past six months, the office has remained closed while continuing to accepting payments in the drop box. In September, our Board of Trustees voted to keep the office permanently closed and to cease collecting drop box payments after November 30.
The cost to properly staff and maintain a fully functioning office such as this one exceeds $200,000 per year. With the payment options and technology available to our members, those resources can be better used elsewhere in the organization. Cash payments remain an option at any of the six MoneyGram locations in Okeechobee. Payments can also be conveniently made from the comfort of your home via our SmartHub app, website, through autopay, or via phone and mail.
The closure will not impact any services in the field, including our outage response time. As always, GEC will continue to support Okeechobee youth and community programs through grants, sponsorships and donations.
Okeechobee MoneyGram Locations
o CVS #3237, 106 N. Parrott Ave.
o La Fiesta Supermarket, 1774 SR 70 W.
o Walmart #814, 2101 S. Parrott Ave.
o Rancho Market, 3901 Hwy. 441 N.
o Advance America, 3559 US Hwy. 441 S.
o El Primo Supermarket, 625 NE Park St.
Bring cash for your payment and the $1.50 MoneyGram fee, along with your GEC account number to any MoneyGram location. GEC’s MoneyGram code is 17055. For additional locations, visit moneygram.com.