South River EMC’s Community Assistance Corporation recently awarded funding to local agencies and schools with $47,336.00 in grants.
Organizations receiving funding are: Transitions Life Care, $5,000; Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch, $5,000; South Wake Conservationists Chapter, NC Wildlife Federation -- Harnett Donation Site, $2,500; and the Salemburg Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $5,000.
Educational establishments also received funding this cycle, including: Stedman Primary School, $8,036; South Harnett Elementary, $1,800; Plain View Elementary, $10,000; and the Bright Ideas Grant Program, administered by South River EMC, $10,000.
“Now, more than ever, we are proud to be able to help support our community partners as our communities work to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 shutdowns, South River EMC is here to lend a helping hand,” said VP of Member Services Catherine O’Dell. “Operation Round Up is a way that South River EMC members help to build a stronger community today for a brighter tomorrow.”
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that enables members of South River EMC to round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. For example, if a bill is $108.78, the bill rounds up to $109 and the extra 22¢ is deposited into the Community Assistance Corporation fund. This demonstrates the huge impacts individuals can make in the community with a small donation each month.
Over $2.3 million in grants have gone to local communities through the program since its 2007 inception, all thanks to members like you.
South River EMC accepts and reviews applications on a quarterly basis. The next due date is November 13, by 5 p.m. Applications and rules can be found online at sremc.com. Please note, handwritten applications are not accepted. Always be sure to download the latest application to ensure you have the most updated requirements.
South River EMC is a locally owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 45,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.