Wake Forest, NC— Wake Electric awarded $7,915 in grant monies during the 1st quarter of 2014 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.
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 1st quarter 2014 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:
– Bridges of Hope Outreach Ministry in Franklin County, a $1,500 grant for academic supplies
– Care & Share of Franklin County, a $1,000 grant for food supplies
– Friends of Franklin County Cancer Center, a $1,500 grant for the cost of 10 mammogram tests
– Genesis Outreach, Inc. in Franklin County, a $1,000 grant for the purchase of transportation gasoline
– Hospice of Wake County, a $1,500 grant for medical supplies
– Make a Wish of Eastern North Carolina, a $1,000 grant for wish granting within Wake Electric’s service territory
– Prevent Blindness NC in Wake County, a $415 grant for photo processing and printing supplies
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.