WAKE FOREST, N.C.- Wake Electric awarded more than $3,000 in grant monies during the 4th quarter of 2011 to deserving nonprofit organizations located in counties served by the co-op. These grants were made available through the Operation RoundUp program.

Nonprofit agencies located in counties that Wake Electric serves, which includes Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Vance counties, are eligible to apply. The agency does not have to be a member of Wake Electric.

Grants are open to all project and subject areas that enhance economic infrastructure and job creation, promote service or charitable organizations, and meet emergency needs of individuals within the service area of Wake Electric.

The next deadline for Operation RoundUp grant applications is Friday, March 9, 2012. A simple and convenient downloadable application can be found atwww.wemc.com/oproundup.aspx.

Each quarter, the board of directors for the program’s administrative body, the Wake Electric Foundation board, meets to determine who will be awarded funds.

The 4th quarter 2011 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:

Healing with CAARE, Inc. located in Durham County- $1000 grant to assist with the purchase of a walk-in deep freezer

NC Hunters for the Hungry, Inc located in Wake County- $1,000 grant for funding of food for needy families

YMCA Camp Kanata located in Wake County- $1,098 grant to sponsor three kids for summer camp

The funds for Operation RoundUp grants come from voluntary contributions from Wake Electric members.

Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to 35,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.


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