As we close out 2020, South River EMC’s Community Assistance Corporation awarded $20,200 in grant funding to local agencies and schools through Operation Round Up.
The following organizations received funding: Special Olympics North Carolina, serving Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen Counties, $5,000; Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League, $5,000; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 74, $5,000; and Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg, $2,200.
One educational establishment also received funding this cycle, Western Harnett Middle School, a grant for $3,000.
“As we close out 2020, the needs in our communities are greater than ever. We look forward to 2021 and all of the promise of a new year and we remain steadfast in our commitment to building a better, stronger, more resilient community for all,” said Vice President of Member Services Catherine O’Dell.
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 $185.99, the bill rounds up to $186 and the extra 1¢ is deposited into the Community Assistance Corporation fund. This amounts to no more than $6 a year being donated to help hundreds of children, families and individuals.
South River EMC accepts and reviews applications on a quarterly basis. The next due date is February 12, by 5 p.m. Applications, as well as guidelines, can be found online at sremc.com. Please note, handwritten applications are not accepted. 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.