Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to La Plata Christian Ministries
On August 3, the Macon Electric Foundation awarded a community grant to the La Plata Christian Ministries. The group received $700 to assist in meeting financial obligations of both the clothing center, as well as the food pantry. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) 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 strives to make a difference in the communities that they serve,” stated Allie Foster, MEC Marketing and Communications Manager. “The Foundation is so excited to be able to provide the La Plata Christian Ministries with this grant, because the group does so much to help improve the La Plata community.”
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 office at (660) 385-3157.
“This grant opportunity would not be possible without the generosity of the MEC members who have signed up to participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Jessica Hulett, Macon Electric Foundation board member. “If you would like to help give back to our communities, please contact MEC to sign up today.”
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 third quarter applications are due on August 31. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.