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Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,750 in grants to Roane County community service organizations in April.
The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.7 million to various community-service organizations.
Roane County groups garnering grants in April include the Laurel Bluff Baseball Boosters, which received a $2,000 grant; and the Tennessee Chapel Baptist Church Food Pantry Fund, which was awarded a $750 grant.
VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering Volunteer Energy’s 17-county service area.
The foundation’s funds come from Volunteer Energy members who have opted to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar.
VECustomers Share contributions average 50 cents per month per customer. The extra change is pooled with that of other members and distributed by the foundation’s board of directors, who all serve as volunteers.
Grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Service center, by calling 423-334-7051, or at www.vec.org.