South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to eleven, 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: Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival, Monticello Elementary Project Launch, Bell Elementary Library Media Center, Clinton County Middle School Music Program, Clinton County Middle School Youth Services Program, Russell County Honor Guard, Russell County 4-H, Casey County 4-H, Victory Christian Fellowship Back-To-School Extravaganza, Pulaski County 4-H, and Project 58:10.

To date, approximately 2,700 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 July 31.

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Freddie Patrick, President of the Board for Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival, accepts a People Fund grant check from Brian Taylor, SKRECC Service Technician.

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South Kentucky RECC System Inspector Don Bethel presents a People Fund grant to Monticello Elementary teacher Tammye Sumpter to be used for Project Launch.

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South Kentucky RECC Cashier Gay Lee Phillips presents a People Fund grant to Bell Elementary School Librarian Nell Boils for use with the library and media center.

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Donovan Hatfield, music teacher at Clinton County Middle School, accepts a People Fund check from South Kentucky RECC Cashier Kim Muse.

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Ricky Fletcher, Service Technician for South Kentucky RECC, presents a People Fund Grant to Clinton County Middle School Youth Services Coordinator Kim Craig.

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SKRECC Energy Advisor David Withers, left, presents a People Fund Grant check to Frank Irvin and Ronnie Bunch with the Russell County Honor Guard.

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Christy Martin, left, Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development for Russell County, accepts a People Fund grant from Relinda Coomer, South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor.

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SKRECC Human Resources Manager Karen Black, left, presents a People Fund Grant check to Megan Klee, Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development for Russell County.

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Greg Reed, with Victory Christian Fellowship, accepts a People Fund grant check for their Back-to-School Extravaganza from Paul Wilson, SKRECC Right-of-Way Coordinator.

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South Kentucky RECC Line Technician Stephen DeBord, center, presents a People Fund grant to Megan Lucas and T. J. Adkins, Extension Agents for 4-H Development for Pulaski County.

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Julie Peterson, right, Board Member with Project 58:10, which provides food for the weekend and holidays for students within local schools who need it, accepts a People Fund grant from Heather Idlewine, South Kentucky RECC Service Center Representative.