Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to the Bethel Community Center
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $500 to the Bethel Community Center to aid in repairing the wood furnace, so that the center can continue to be utilized for community activities throughout the winter months.
The Macon Electric Foundation was formed for the purpose of working collaboratively to allocate the funds collected from the Macon Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up program to local community events and projects.
“The Macon Electric Foundation Board was happy to be able to award this grant to the Bethel Community Center, thanks to all of the MEC members who have signed up for Operation Round Up,” stated Roxie Stoneburner, Macon Electric Foundation vice president. “Without our generous members who voluntarily participate in Round Up, we would not be able to continue giving back to our communities in this way.”
MEC members can help give back to their communities by signing up for Operation Round Up. This program encourages members to voluntarily round-up their electric bill each month to the nearest dollar, with the extra change going to the Foundation for their grants and scholarships. Members can register online at www.maconelectric.com/operation-round-up, or contact the MEC office at (660) 385-3157.
Organizations can apply for a Macon Electric Foundation grant by submitting an application to the Macon Electric Cooperative office prior to the due date for each quarter. Fourth quarter applications are due on December 29, 2017. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.