South Kentucky RECC has awarded four People Fund grants to extremely 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 God’s Food Pantry of Pulaski County, Pulaski County Alzheimer’s Disease Respite Center, McCreary County Park, and American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter.
To date, nearly 3,300 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 a member can contribute each year is $11.88.
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 on the SKRECC website at www.skrecc.com under the Programs and Services Menu item. The next application deadline is July 31.
The American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter was chosen for a People Fund grant. The support will be used to assist those in need during emergency situations in our area.
McCreary County Park was the recipient of a People Fund grant check, and the funding will be used toward the purchase of safe, handicap-accessible playground equipment.
A People Fund grant was awarded to the Pulaski County Alzheimer’s Disease Respite Center. Pulaski County Alzheimer’s Disease Respite Center provides day care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia diagnoses, and the grant will be used to purchase such things as personal protective equipment and items needed for clients.
Pulaski County God’s Food Pantry received a People Fund grant to help provide for Pantry clients during these difficult times. The Pantry is open Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.