VEC awards grants
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $3,000 in grants to community service organizations in Polk County in October.
The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $4.3 million to various community-service organizations throughout VEC’s 17-county service area.
Local groups garnering grants in October include Polk County Food Bank which received a $950 grant, People Helping People was awarded an $800 grant, Funday accepted a $750 grant, Polk County High School Volleyball Club garnered a $250 grant, and Girl Scout Troop 40449 obtained a $250 grant.
VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area. The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who have opted to allow VEC to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar. VECustomers Share contributions average 50 cents per month per customer. The extra change is pooled with that of other members and distributed by the foundation’s board of directors, who all serve as volunteers.
Grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Service center, by calling (423) 334-7051, or at www.vec.org.
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