WAKE FOREST, N.C.- Wake Electric awarded more than $3,900 in grant monies during the 3rd 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, Vance and Wake 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, December 14, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. 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 3rd quarter 2012 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:

– Durham County Health Department, a $900 grant for food for educational programs

– North East Wake Backpack Buddies, a $1000 grant for weekend meals backpack program

– Life Line Outreach, Inc., a $1000 grant for food supplies for food bank

– Care & Share of Franklin County, $1000 grant for emergency food supplies for needy
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 36,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.



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