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Member-owners give more than $10,000 back to community
The Roanoke Electric Cooperative Care Trust (RECT) Board met on Wednesday, April 19th, to award $10,713.11 towards the community efforts of six local organizations.
Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC) proudly provides a means for member-owners to assist the community where they live through Operation RoundUp. Each month, the electric cooperative simply “rounds up” the electric bills of participating member-owners to the next highest dollar. Over the years, this program has proven that this “small change” changes lives.
The following organizations were awarded first quarter grants:
Northampton County Sheriff’s Office (Jackson): Awarded $2,000 to purchase portable radio communication devices.
Tillery Spectrum Connections (Tillery): Received $2,000 to purchase educational kits for their upcoming annual Summer Enrichment Camp.
Como Volunteer Fire Department (Como): Granted $2,234.11 to purchase National Fire Protection Association Personal Alert Safety devices. These devices assist in locating downed or disabled firefighters.
Eastside EMS (Rich Square): Awarded $1,990 to purchase two ambulance suction units. These units are critical when treating patients.
Roanoke Rapids Public Library (Roanoke Rapids): Received $544 to fund educational activities for this year’s Summer Learning Program.
Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department (Murfreesboro): Granted $1,975 to purchase lighting equipment that will enhance scene safety and operational capabilities for volunteers.
For more information about how to participate in Operation RoundUp, please call 252.209.2278 or visit www.roanokeelectric.com/RoundUp.
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U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC
GREENVILLE, SC - Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina. The grant to the Sustainable Forestry Program of the Roanoke Center—a nonprofit affiliate of the Roanoke Electric Cooperative headquartered in Ahoskie, North Carolina—deepens the existing partnership between Enviva, the Roanoke Center, and the U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). That program serves forest owners in seven counties in the Cooperative’s service region and near two of Enviva’s wood pellet facilities.