Randolph Electric Membership Corporation’s People Helping People (PHP) program recently awarded $10,000 in grant funds to the following local nonprofit agencies as part of its Community Grants Program (pictured below). These organizations will use the grant money to implement programs or purchase needed equipment to facilitate programs that have a positive impact in the communities where Randolph EMC member-owners reside:
- Adventures Beyond Classrooms (ABC): $2,000
- Jordan Memorial Church: IMPACT Ramsuer: $2,000
- Moore County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 966: $500
- Moore Free and Charitable Clinic: $1,500
- Randolph County Toys for Tots: $500
- Randolph-Asheboro YMCA Garden: $500
- Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care: $1,500
- West Chatham Food Pantry: $1,500
The Community Grants Program is a special project of PHP, made possible because of a $5,000 grant from cooperative lender CoBank and its Sharing Success Matching Grant Program. Sharing Success was started in 2012 as a way to give back to co-ops and the nonprofits they support. Under the program, CoBank will match a cooperative’s donation to a nonprofit, up to $5,000. So with Randolph EMC’s $5,000 contribution combined with CoBank’s $5,000 match, People Helping People was able to extend its charitable reach into the community with $10,000 for nonprofit agencies.
Please note that the community grants program does not utilize the money that members contribute from rounding up their bills. Those funds are reserved for helping REMC members who are facing a personal hardship outside of their control. See the article on the front page to learn more about how PHP helps families and individuals.