Wake Electric awarded $6,165 in grant money during the 2nd quarter of 2014 to 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 include 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 which enhance economic infrastructure and job creation, promote service or charitable organizations, or meet emergency needs of individuals within the service area of Wake Electric.

The next deadline for Operation RoundUp grant applications is Friday, Sept. 12, 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 2nd quarter 2014 Operation RoundUp grant winners are:

– Alice Aycock Poe Center – health education program – $750
– Autism Society of NC – camp scholarships – $1,000
– Meals on Wheels of Wake County – meals for seniors – $1,400
– Safe Space, Inc. – emergency shelter funds – $1,000
– Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College – Atlas Stageworks – $2,015
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.

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