South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to seven, 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 were: Wayne County Middle School Youth Services Center, Freedom Baptist Association, Days of Grace Food Pantry, Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, Burnside Elementary BETA Club, Liberty Nature & Raptor Center, and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE.

To date, approximately 2,800 members are participating in The People Fund, which allows South Kentucky RECC 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 www.skrecc.com. 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 here. The next application deadline is January 31.

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Kendra Roark, Director of Wayne County Middle School Youth Services Center, accepts a People Fund grant check from Garry Neal, SKRECC Service Technician.

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South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor Auburn Cook, center, presents a People Fund grant to Freedom Baptist Association to be used for Kentucky Changers. Accepting the funding are, left to right, Pastor Jim England, Robert Spradlin, Director of Missions, Treasurer Keith McWhorter (accepting the check), Paul Conner, and Kathy Conner.

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South Kentucky RECC Lead Line Technician Mike Daniels presents a People Fund grant to Roger and Sherry Owens with the Days of Grace Food Pantry.

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Lisa Mann, left, Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, accepts a People Fund check from South Kentucky RECC Cashier Teresa Bledsoe.

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Mitch Robertson, Staking Engineer for South Kentucky RECC, center right, presents a People Fund Grant to Burnside Elementary Principle April Mounce and students of the school’s BETA Club.

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SKRECC Right of Way Manager Paul Merrick, fifth from left, presents a People Fund Grant check to Frances Carter, Liberty Nature Center CEO, along with, left to right, Mason Morgan with Patriot, Winter Stanton with Scout, Collen Moureaux, Center Director, Justin Miller with Dave, Vice Chairman of the Board Ben Gonzalez and his son Drake, and Kimmi Sparkman, Education Coordinator.

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Tammie Wilson, right, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE CEO, accepts a People Fund grant from Joy Bullock, South Kentucky RECC Communications Coordinator.