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REC Provides Funding to Local Organizations
Fredericksburg, VA – Each year, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) awards Community Grants to local organizations that provide necessary services to those in need. At the end of 2020, six local organizations were awarded funds to serve their community.
“Being able to give back to community organizations, emergency services and educators is at the core of who REC is,” explained Lindsey Edwards, public relations specialist. “Supporting our local communities through these grants allows organizations to continue their mission of improving the world around us.”
The 2020 Community Grant recipients are:
The Salvation Army of Winchester – City of Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County – received $5,000 to feed those who have suffered financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Doorways – services provided to all of REC’s service area – $5,000 to provide medical lodging services to REC’s community members who must travel overnight to Richmond for prescribed medical care.
Empowerhouse – City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George – received $2,000 to support the increased demand for safe shelter and housing for victims of domestic violence and their children due to the pandemic.
Madison Free Clinic – Madison County – received $2,000 to conduct health fairs in four regions to allow those who cannot travel far from home the opportunity to attend. Those who qualify will be able to sign up for services through the Madison Free Clinic and be provided medical services.
Hamilton-Holmes Middle School – King William County – received $2,000 to meet the unique education needs of a rural population during these unprecedented times. The school’s library will establish a collection of online research databases and expand the current collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks.
Millwood Station Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company No. 21 – Frederick County – received $2,000 to replace defective emergency scene lighting on the light tower and deployable scene lighting tripods on the heavy rescue squad.
Applications for 2021 are now open. For further information, and to access the application, visit myrec.coop/Grants. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey Edwards at 540-891-5899 or [email protected].
REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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