South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to three, worthy community organizations. The People Fund was started in 2004 at the request of members who wanted to financially help meet community needs not met by other agencies or resources. Receiving grants are: The Hope Café, Casey County Schools Family Resource & Youth Services Center, and Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America.

To date, more than 3,500 SKRECC members are participating in The People Fund, which allows the co-op members to “round up” their electric bills to the nearest dollar, with an average of 50 cents per participating member being contributed each month to the program. The most that it could cost a member is $11.88 each year.

Members interested in participating in The People Fund and rounding up their bill can sign up through the South Kentucky RECC member portal at Click the link below The People Fund heading to sign up your account(s) instantly. Members can also get an application from their South Kentucky RECC office or by calling their local office.

Any organization that wishes to apply for a grant can get an application on the SKRECC Web site at under the Programs and Services Menu item. The next application deadline is October 31.

People Fund photo
South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor Relinda Coomer, right, presents a People Fund grant to Hollie Miller, with the Hope Café, which provides meals for 120-180 people each month. The money will be used to help continue the meals.

People Fund photo
Karen Black, South Kentucky RECC Vice President of Human Resources, center right, presents a People Fund grant to Jennifer Godbey, Casey County Schools Family Resource Coordinator. On hand to help accept the check were, l to r, Casey County School Superintendent Marion Sowders, Missy Warner, Casey County Schools Youth Service Center Coordinator, and Shelly Wesley, Casey County Schools Family Resource Coordinator. The center will be using the funding for their “Pack the Bus” program, which provides school supplies to children in need.

People Fund photo
South Kentucky RECC Right-of-Way Coordinator Ledford Chitwood, center left, presents Frances James, Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America Project Leader for Buckets of Hope, with a People Fund grant check. Buckets of Hope is a project James started, which provides 5-gallon buckets with house fire recovery items or fire prevention items. Helping accept the check are: Brittany Roy, PC FFA Chapter Secretary, McKayla Hamilton, FFA Chapter President, PC Principal Rodney McAninch, and Roman Tomlinson, FFA Chapter Sentinel. Not in the photo is FFA Sponsor Janella Miller.