Power of Change program awards grants to nonprofits, organizations
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Nearly two dozen organizations have received grants from the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's Power of Change campaign.
According to a release, the program awarded nearly $93,000 to 22 local organizations.
REC says more than 30,000 of its member-owners helped by either rounding up their bill to the next whole dollar, with a one-time donation, or a monthly gift.
The electric cooperative then awards the donations twice each year to support nonprofits and charitable organizations in the communities it serves.
“These awards were made possible because of the contributions made to The Power of Change, REC’s member-funded charitable program,” said Casey Hollins, Managing Director of Communications and Public Relations. “Their generosity has a significant impact on their community as the funds help local organizations provide necessary services.”
In Orange County, the Paul Stefan Regional Maternity and Education Center got nearly $5,000 to buy laptops for six women.
The Madison County Library, Inc. got a little more than $4,000 to support six to 12 groups of four learners per group, and the children will work on creating robots that move.
Two organizations in Greene County have received funding.
The Greene Care Clinic Inc. got more than $4,800 to pay for comprehensive eye exams and service to 35 patients over a 12-month period.
And Greene Commons got $3,300 to buy permanent sunshades on the east side of the pavilion to provide protection from the sun, maintain a comfortable temperature, and make the facility safer.
Other organizations that received funding are Care for Humanity, Inc. in Stafford County, the Culpeper Cavalry Museum, Inc./Museum of Culpeper History in Culpeper County, the Culpeper Food Closet in Culpeper County, Feist Readers of Fauquier County in Fauquier County, and Hospice of the Piedmont in Culpeper County.
Nonprofits that would like to apply for grants from the Power of Change program have until Feb. 10 for the spring 2022 round of awards.
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