WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Wake Electric awarded more than $10,950 in grant monies during the 2nd quarter of 2012 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, September 14, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. A simple and convenient downloadable application can be found at www.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 2nd quarter 2012 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:
Alice Aycock Poe Center in Wake County; $500 grant for healthy choice maze signs
Autism Society of North Carolina in Wake County; $1,000 grant for summer camp for disadvantaged campers
Center for Child and Family Health in Durham County; $700 grant for purchase of diapers
Changing a Generation in Durham County; $1000 grant for supplies for needy children
Durham Rescue Mission in Durham County; $1000 grant for backpacks and school supplies for needy children
Granville County 4-H in Granville County; $2000 grant for Granville County Four County livestock show
Granville County Search & Recovery in Granville County; $1000 grant for purchase of Motorola pagers
Ladies of Valor in Wake County; $1000 grant for quilt materials
Remnant Community Development in Franklin County; $1000 grant for backpacks and school supplies for needy children
Safe Space, Inc. in Franklin County; $1000 grant for food supplies for shelter
Vance County 4-H Robotics in Vance County; $750 grant for laptop purchase
The funds for the Operation RoundUp grants come from Wake Electric members who agree to round up their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar. For example, if the bill is
$104.91, the bill will be rounded up 9 cents to $105.00.
Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to 35,500 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.