VECustomers Shares awards local grants

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Posted 11/5/17

Volunteer Energy Cooperative's VECustomers Share program awarded $4,500 in grants to Bradley and Polk County organizations in October.Local groups

receiving grants include Boys & Girls Club …

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VECustomers Shares awards local grants

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Volunteer Energy Cooperative's VECustomers Share program awarded $4,500 in grants to Bradley and Polk County organizations in October.

Local groups receiving grants include Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region ($200), American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee ($200), Lake Forest Wrestling ($300), Family Cornerstones ($300), Wesley FUMC Sack Pack Program ($500), New Life Community Kitchen ($1,000), Benton Fall Festival Booster Club ($300), Polk County High Volleyball Club ($300), BUMC Women Feed My Sheep Program ($300), Chilhowee Middle School Softball Booster Club ($400), and Chilhowee Middle Cross Country ($700).

The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $6.1 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.

VECustomers Share is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area. The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who have opted to allow VEC 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.

 VEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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