Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Macon Rural Fire Department
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded a community grant to the Macon Rural Fire Department. The department received $500 to help purchase an infrared camera. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative members can elect to have their bills each month rounded up to the next dollar. The proceeds are used to benefit area non-profits through a system of quarterly grants, awarded by the Foundation’s volunteer board of directors.
“The Macon Electric Foundation board is pleased to be able to help the Macon Rural Fire Department in purchasing this potentially life-saving equipment,” stated Sommer Isaacson, Macon Electric Foundation board member.
MEC members can help give back to their communities by signing up for Operation Round Up. Members can register online at www.maconelectric.com/operation-round-up, or contact the MEC office at (660) 385-3157.
“We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to sign up for Operation Round Up and encourage all MEC members to consider joining Operation Roundup,” said Isaacson. “With your continued support, we are able to help many deserving non-profit organizations in our communities.”
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. The 2018 second quarter applications are due on June 29. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.