Volume 54, Number 3

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 19, 2017

VECustomers Share Awards $2,500 in local grants

VECustomers Share Awards $2,500 in local grants
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to community service organizations in Pickett County.
The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated $2,804,503 to various community-service organizations.
Local groups recently garnering grants include: the Pickett County K-8 7th Grade English Club which received a $1,000 grant, Star Point Fire Station which received a $1,000 grant, and the Byrdstown Senior Center which was awarded a $500 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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