South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to ten, 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: Living Bread Soup Kitchen, Pulaski County, Burnside Elementary School Attendance Program, Southwestern High School FBLA, Northern Elementary School STLP, Northern Pulaski Backpack Ministry, Whitley City Elementary Choir, Whitley City Elementary Art Program, Russell County Search & Rescue, Wayne County High School FBLA, and Clinton County Schools Family Resource Center.

To date, approximately 3,675 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 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.

SKRECC Special Projects Engineer Bruce Parkey presents a People Fund Grant to Living Bread Soup Kitchen volunteers Michelle Adkins, center, and Cindy Ward..

Northern Elementary School Technology Coordinator/Student Technology Leadership Program Sponsor Trena Kerns, with the help of some STLP students, accepts a People Fund grant from SKRECC Right-of-Way Manager Paul Merrick.

South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor Kendra Baker presents a People Fund grant check to Burnside Elementary School Principal April Mounce and students for use with their attendance program.

Dalton Murray, Southwestern High School Future Business Leaders of America President, accepts a People Fund check from Paul Wilson, SKRECC Right-of-Way Coordinator. Helping accept the check are SWHS teacher and FBLA sponsor Chris Muse and other FBLA Officers.

SKRECC Service Center Representative Heather Idlewine, left, presents a People Fund grant to Vickie Hughes with the Northern Pulaski Back Pack Ministry.

Wayne County High School Future Business Leaders of America teacher/sponsor Rob Allen and Wayne County High School FBLA students Leslie Dodd and Kellan Rodriguez accept a People Fund Grant check from SKRECC Service Technician David Piercy.

Clinton County Schools' Family Resource Coordinator Sandra Pharis receives a People Fund Grant check from Kevin Simpson, South Kentucky RECC Line Technician.

Russell County Rescue Squad Commander Michael Bray accepts a People Fund Grant from Whitney Hunter, SKRECC Cashier.

South Kentucky RECC Line Technician Josh Neal presents a People Fund Grant check to Jennifer Murphy, Choral Teacher/Sponsor, for use with their program.

Tonya Corder, Whitley City Elementary Art Teacher, accepts a People Fund grant from SKRECC Line Technician Michael Crawford.