VECustomers Share Program funds $2,750 in grants to Pickett County organizations
Volunteer Energy Cooperativeâ€™s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,750 in grants to Pickett County Groups in February. The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $4.5 million to various community-service organizations throughout VECâ€™s 17-county service area.
Local groups awarded grants in February include Mrs. Booherâ€™s Kindergarten Reading Club which received a $750 grant; Mrs. Kimâ€™s First Grade Language Club was awarded a $500 grant; Pickett County Elementary Schoolâ€™s First Grade Reading Club accepted a $500 grant; the Sierra Hull Bluegrass Festival Committee collected a $500 grant; and the Pickett County K-8 Junior High Book Club garnered a $500 grant.
VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VECâ€™s 17-county service area. The foundationâ€™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 foundationâ€™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.