PACA swim program among non-profits to receive total of $18,000 from SVEC’s Operation Round Up

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~ Press release issued by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

ROCKINGHAM — SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has selected a dozen community organizations as recipients for the first round of giving in 2023.

The total amount to be distributed for this grant cycle tops $18,000. Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable program that features a pool of money that grows as members voluntarily “round up” their electric bills each month. The co-op also makes a corporate contribution to the fund.

Applications for the second grant cycle of 2023 are available at and due June 14, 2023.

The February 2023 grant recipients are:

Augusta County

Community Foundation of the Blue Ridge: Toward the MaDee Project, to assist families of children diagnosed and in treatment for forms of adolescent cancer.

Friends of the Middle River: To help for the annual trash cleanup of the river and its tributaries.

Highland County

Dare to Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship Center: To cover expenses for feed, hay, veterinary treatment and more for one therapy horse for one year.

Page County

Page Alliance for Community Action: For free swim lessons for underserved youth in the county.

Rockingham County

Elkton Area United Services: For aid toward the emergency assistance program, which helps clients with housing, electric, fuel, heat, water and medical needs.

Pilot Club of Harrisonburg: For the purchase of riding helmets and robotic animals for facilities caring for residents with dementia and traumatic brain illnesses.

Silk Moth Stage: Funding toward its 2023 season, where performances occur in an audience-connected, imagination-driven, place-grounded style.

Shenandoah County

Ferst Readers: To add about 40 children to its program that supplies free books to children every month.

Warren County

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging: Funding support for its Meals on Wheels program.

Winchester/Frederick County

Congregational Community Action Project: For financial assistance with utility bills for 12 households.

Love to NIC: To cover expenses for meals, shoes, gloves, hats, thermals and coats of the city’s homeless population.

Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter: For rent toward its warming center.

More information is available at

Chartered in 1936, SVEC serves approximately 96,000 meters in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren and the City of Winchester. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.



Living Legacy, Stanley Fire Dept. recipients of SVEC’s Operation Round Up funding

PACA and Arise benefit from Operation Round Up awards of nearly $24,000 to area organizations

Operation Round Up committee awards $18,000 to area organizations

Operation Round Up committee awards $13,200 to area organizations

Operation Round Up awards $22,500 to area organizations

Page One, Free Clinic receive funds from Operation Round Up

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