Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Macon County Ministries
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded the Macon County Ministries with a grant for $500 to assist with purchasing supplies for the emergency food pantry. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and PWSD of Macon County customers 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 was happy to award a grant to Macon County Ministries (MCM). This grant will help MCM in their mission to provide access to food and related resources to Macon County residents,” stated Mike Nelson, Macon Electric Foundation President. “By awarding this grant, MCM will be able to purchase food and personal hygiene products which will be used to supply the emergency food pantry”.
MEC members and PWSD customers 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 and PWSD of Macon County customers who have signed up to participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Nelson. “If you would like to be a part of this group and help give back to our communities, please contact MEC to sign up today”.
Organizations can apply for a Macon Electric Foundation grant by applying to the Macon Electric Cooperative office prior to the due date for each quarter. The 2020 first quarter applications are due on March 27. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.