Brunswick Electric is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit cooperative and as such, operates under seven key principles that guide how we do business. One of those key principles is Concern for Community, and we demonstrate our concern for our members as a whole, year round through several community-focused programs.
Neighbors helping neighbors
Each year BEMC matches member donations, dollar for dollar up to $50,000, to help our neighbors in need of heating assistance. Together we have raised almost $816,000 since 2008 for the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program and that number continues to grow. The 2018 campaign kicked off during the 2017 BEMC Annual Meeting and our members donated more than $1,100 that morning for this cause, totaling $2,200 with BEMC’s match.
Please consider joining BEMC’s board of directors, employees, and your neighbors in this community effort by making a contribution today. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to those in need right here in our communities through our partner agencies, Brunswick Family Assistance and Columbus County Department of Aging. Look for a donation envelope in your December electric bill and/or please consider mailing a check made out to Warm Homes, Warm Hearts to BEMC, PO Box 826, Shallotte, NC 28459. Please do not include your donation with your bill payment. For more information, or a donation form, please visit the link below.
BEMC Community Grants applications due February 15, 2018
The 2018 Community Grants application period is now open, and community groups and local organizations seeking funding for special projects are encouraged to apply for grants up to $2,500 each.
Since 2003, Brunswick Electric has used the funds raised from the equipment auction at the annual membership meeting to fund worthwhile projects by local organizations and community groups. These grants are awarded for projects in the areas of family services, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services, and economic development.
BEMC Scholarship applications due March 15, 2018
Each year Brunswick Electric awards two graduating high school seniors with a $5,000 college scholarship. One student will be selected from Brunswick County and one will be selected from the Columbus County area. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a combination of academic achievement, participation in community or school-related activities, SAT scores, letters of reference, and submission of a 1,500-word essay.
Applications are available in school guidance counselors’ offices across our service territory, or at the link below. Applications must be submitted through your student’s guidance counselor’s office.