South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to six, 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: Walker Elementary Early Learning Imagination Library, Wayne County; Wayne County High School Cardinal Red Zone; Southwestern High School Future Business Leaders of America, Pulaski County; Pulaski County Alzheimer's Disease Respite Center; McCreary Christian Center; and Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp.

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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Brian Ford, Wayne County Schools Grant Writer and District Title 3 Coordinator, accepts a People Fund grant check from Tonya Slagle, SKRECC Cashier, for the Walker Elementary School Early Learning Imagination Library.

People Fund Award photo
South Kentucky RECC Service Technician Kenny Burton presents a People Fund grant to Wayne County High School Librarian Carol Ford to be used for the Cardinal Red Zone.

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South Kentucky RECC Right-of-Way Supervisor Paul Wilson presents a People Fund grant to Southwestern High School Future Business Leaders of America President Allie Patrick, FBLA Advisor Chris Muse, back row, right, and students from the school's FBLA chapter.

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Karen Page, left, Assistant Director, and Pat Brinson, Executive Director, of the Pulaski County Alzheimer's Respite Center, accept a People Fund check from South Kentucky RECC CEO Allen Anderson.

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Jeff Bryant, Line Technician for South Kentucky RECC, left, presents a People Fund Grant to Sue Singleton, Director of the McCreary Christian Center, for use with the center's ongoing projects.

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SKRECC Somerset Cashier Supervisor Linda Harness presents a People Fund Grant check to Jarod Woods, Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, to be used to send clients in SKRECC service territory to camp.