VECustomers Share Program funds $2,500 in grants to Pickett County organizations
Volunteer Energy Cooperativeâ€™s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Pickett County Groups in May. 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 May include Pickett County Babe Ruth Baseball received an $800 grant; Pickett County Farmerâ€™s Market was awarded a $700 grant; Mrs. Pendergrassâ€™ 3rd grade Reading/Language Arts Club collected a $500 grant; and Miss Brittanyâ€™s 1st Grade Reading Wizard Club obtained 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.