~ Press release issued by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has selected a dozen community organizations as the latest group of grant recipients. The total amount to be distributed in July is $12,000.
Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable program that features a pool of money that grows as members voluntarily “round up” their bills to the nearest dollar each month.
Applications for the next grant cycle
are available at svec.coop/ORU and due Oct. 5.
The latest grant recipients are:
• Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge: To support the nonprofit Jones Gardens in its expansion of a community garden in Staunton.
• LIFEworks Project: To support its microgrant program to assist neighbors in their press forward toward independence.
• Mental Health America of Augusta: To run its I.C. Hope program through the local YMCA, providing support services from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades.
• Living Legacy: To help with the cost of its first employee, a part-time facility manager who helps to promote the mission of encouraging personal development and healthy lifestyles for youth.
• Stanley Volunteer Fire Department: To keep equipment in working condition for its group of about 50 members.
• Blue Ridge Foster Love: To supplement overhead costs for its foster care closet and purchase items required to be new, such as diapers, wipes and car seats.
• Sustainability Matters: To support Shenandoah County-based activities of its Making Trash Bloom project at the landfill.
• Council on Alcoholism, Lord Fairfax: To replace the HVAC units at its Lord Fairfax House, a residential halfway house for people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.
• Godfrey Miller Home: To subsidize the cost of meals to older adults in the community who have limited financial meals.
• Love to NIC: To provide necessities, such as shoes, socks and clothing, and meals to area homeless.
• Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline: To support financial assistance in its service area, to include funding girls with membership, uniforms, books and more.
• Salvation Army Front Royal: To purchase gifts for underprivileged children in the Angel Tree Christmas assistance program.