VECustomers Share Awards local grant of $2500
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program
awarded $2,500 to Pickett County organizations in August.
The VECustomers Share program, founded in October of
2001, has donated more than $3 million to various communityservice
Local groups awarded grants in August include the Byrdstown
Lions Club which received a $1,500 grant, Star Point
Fire Station was awarded a $500 grant, and the Sierra Hull
Bluegrass Festival received 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.