Volunteer Energy’s helping hand

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Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share board member Alton Lingerfelt presented a $1,000 grant check to L.K. “Butch” Barding of the South Roane Volunteer Fire Department. VECustomers Share is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area, including Roane County’s South of the River area.


Lingerfelt also presented a $1,000 grant check to Phyllis D. Jackson of Midway Middle School Science Club. VECustomers Share, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.8 million to various community-service organizations. Grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Service center, by calling 423-334-7051, or at www.vec.org.