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VEC Customers Share awards $2,500 in local grants

Posted 6/16/21

VEC Customers Share board member Dana Burgner presented a grant check to Jill Barrett, director for the 10th Judicial District Recovery Court. The Recovery Court program received a $2,000 grant in during the May VEC Customers Shares board meeting.

VEC Customers Share awards $2,500 in local grants

Decatur — At the June 2021 VEC Customers Share Board meeting, local organizations in Bradley County were awarded $2,500 in grants.

Organizations receiving funds included the Rip City 2024 AAU Basketball ($1,000) and Woodsong Forest School ($1,500).

VEC Customers Share was founded in October 2001 and has donated more than $7.3 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area. VECustomers Share is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization. The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who have opted to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar. VEC Customers Share individual customer contributions average a little more than $5.00 per year. The extra change is collected monthly and distributed by a volunteer board of directors representing each service area.

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