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Caring For Community: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The story of COVID-19 is one that is being written day-by-day. The number of people impacted by job loss is unfathomable. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, South River EMC is committed to helping members and the community.

Many people have had to delay paying critical bills in order to put food on the table while they await an unemployment check. It’s time to come together to help our neighbors and friends.

South River EMC has two programs designed to assist members and to provide a mechanism for members of the community to help one another.

Operation Round Up is a program that raises money through member donations and it is managed through a non-profit foundation. This program has distributed $2.3 million in grant funds to non-profit organizations throughout the community since 2007. Donations are tax deductible and go to agencies that are assisting members.

Helping Hands is a relatively new program. Helping Hands supports members with a one-time payment toward electric bills. Qualifying members can receive up to $150 toward their bill annually. Donations to this program are not tax deductible.

If you have questions, or are interested in donating, email with ‘Donations’ as the subject line, or call 910.230.2982.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to nearly 45,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.

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