Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board Awards $22,000
The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board recently awarded more than $22,000 in grants to area individuals, families and organizations.
- Grants were awarded to four families to help address health-related issues.
- Two families received home weatherization grants to help resolve high energy use problems.
- Two applicants with special needs received funds to attend Wonderland Camp.
- One youth received funds to assist with an educational project.
- The Lincoln County Service Unit of the Salvation Army was awarded $5,000 to support its mission and help Lincoln County families.
- Volunteers in Medicine of St. Charles received $4,000 to provide free health care for uninsured low income adults residing in St. Charles and Lincoln counties.
- The Warren County Council Against Domestic Violence, known as Turning Point, received $2,500 to support its goal of assisting families that are escaping domestic violence situations.
- Toys for Tots of Lincoln County received $500 to support its 2014 campaign.
- Moscow Mills Community Food Pantry received $500 to purchase a freezer. This will enable the group to supply frozen food items to area families.
- Bowling Green School District received $400 to support a special education class project.
The 501(c)3 Cuivre River Electric Community Trust is funded by Cuivre River members through the Operation Round Up program. Members voluntarily pay the Operation Round Up amount that appears on their monthly bills, from a single penny to 99¢ needed to make the payment an even dollar amount.
A group of volunteers work to distribute the funds at monthly meetings. Funds may be used for youth, health, education, home weatherization, community services and emergency services.
For more information or to obtain a grant application visit www.cuivre.com. Applications are also available at Cuivre River offices. Questions? Call 800.392.3709 for Lonnie Tucker, ext. 230, or Mary Jane Clark, ext. 234.