VECustomers Share Program funds $2,250 in grants to Pickett County organizations
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,250 in grants to Pickett County groups in June. The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $4.2 million to various community-service organizations throughout VEC’s 17-county service area.
Local groups garnering grants in June include Pickett County High School Baseball Boosters Club which received a $1,300 grant. Mrs. Jamie Evans’ 2nd Grade Reading/Language Arts Club was awarded a $700 grant and Pickett County High School Basketball Booster Club 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.