Wake Forest, NC— Wake Electric awarded $7,250 in grant monies during the 4th quarter of 2013 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, March 14, 2014 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 4th quarter 2013 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:
– Wake County Smart Start, a grant for $1,500 for books for children
– Corinth Volunteer Fire Department, a grant for $2,500 for funding for building materials
– Shepard Youth Ranch, a grant for $1,300 for equine equipment
– Special Olympics of North Carolina, a grant for $1,950 for unified sports and event equipment
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.