VECustomers share awards $2,500 in local grants
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VECUSTOMERS SHARE BOARD Member Harold Reno, left, presents a grant check to Melanie Connatser of Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region.
Submitted photo VECUSTOMERS SHARE BOARD Member Harold Reno, left, presents a grant check to Melanie Connatser of Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region.
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Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Bradley County organizations in July.

Local groups receiving grants in July include Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region, which received a $1,000 grant; Extreme Softball U14 was awarded a $500 grant; Paul Jones Memorial Chapter DAV No. 25 collected a $500 grant; and Bachman Academy garnered a $500 grant.

The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $4.9 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.