Community Grant Winners - Carolina Country
Randolph EMC’s PHP board announces recipients October 2020
Randolph EMC’s PHP board announces recipients
October 2020

Margie DiDona, RSAA’S Information and Options Counseling Director, loads a box of frozen meals into a client’s car for curbside pick-up.

The People Helping People (PHP) Board of Directors recently announced awards totaling $15,000 in Community Grants to benefit charitable nonprofits in Randolph, Chatham, Moore, Montgomery, and Alamance Counties.

Randolph Senior Adults Association

Randolph Senior Adults Association’s Executive Director Mark Hensley (left) and Kaffy Kivett-Reynolds, Liberty Senior Center Director, unload a truck of frozen meals with an employee of local catering partner Golden Corral.

“For six years, People Helping People has given back to the community through this grant program. This year with the pandemic, the grants are especially important,” said Randolph EMC Communications and Public Affairs Manager Nicole Arnold. “Through the grants we can reach the most vulnerable within the Randolph Electric service area.”

The board of directors for PHP, a nonprofit program of Randolph EMC, awards grants in the fields of health and well-being of individuals, financial support for income-challenged families, and education advancement through enriching learning opportunities.

Each of the following agencies that received support provides food, shelter or educational services for families and individuals:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County: $2,000 to assist with home building costs for single mother and child.
  • The Montgomery Community College Foundation: $2,000 towards installing sanitary water resources on the campus of Montgomery Community College in response to the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the Governor of North Carolina in the wake of the COVID-19.
  • Our Daily Bread Kitchen: $2,000 to help provide nutritious meals to needy families in and around Randolph County.
  • Randolph Senior Adults Association: $2,000 to provide additional funding to meet the increased need for senior adults within Randolph County to receive a nutritious meal — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Robbins Area Christian Ministries: $2,000 towards providing non-perishable food to families in need in the vicinity of northern Moore County.
  • Southern Alamance Family Empowerment: $2,000 to help meet the increased need for food assistance, including meals for school-aged students as part of the organization’s Kids Bag program.
  • Spirit Horse Ranch Education Center: $1,000 to support a children’s program that provides a unique outdoor learning environment centered around therapeutic interaction with horses.
  • Victory Baptist Church Child Development Center: $2,000 to help replace aging playground equipment for outdoor exercise and play at the childcare center.

Community Grants History

This is the sixth year that Randolph EMC has partnered with CoBank, a cooperative lender, to fund the Community Grants initiative.

Through its Sharing Success program, CoBank awarded $7,500 to People Helping People. Randolph EMC matches this donation annually to fund its Community Grants program. The PHP Board of Directors then oversees the grant awarding process. Since 2015, Randolph EMC’s PHP program has invested $81,700 in Community Grants.

Find out more about Sharing Success Community Grants from Randolph EMC.

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