WAKE FOREST, N.C.- Wake Electric awarded $6,150 in grant monies during the 3rd quarter of 2013 to deserving 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 13, 2013 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 2013 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:

1. Kerr Bots-Vance County 4H in Vance county, a $1500 grant for robotics club funding

2. Granville County Extension Volunteer Association in Granville county, a $750 grant for the Backpack Buddies program

3. Isaiah 58:12 Project, Inc. in Granville county, a $400 grant for workbooks and supplies for “2nd Chance Program”

4. Mercy for America’s Children in Wake county, a $1000 grant for library Supplies

5. Vance County 4-H in Vance county, a $2500 grant for the Four County Livestock Show

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 more than 37,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.


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