Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to the Chariton County 4-H
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $500 to the Chariton County 4-H to assist in purchasing a walk-in greenhouse for the students’ agricultural projects.
“This grant will be used for 4-H youth members to explore horticulture and gardening projects,” stated Lisa Morrison, County Program Director. “Sometimes it is hard for them to start projects like this on their own. Without access to these materials, many of our members would never have the opportunity to explore this type of project.”
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.
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.