South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to five, worthy community organizations. The People Fund was started in 2004 at the request of members who wanted to financially help meet community needs not met by other agencies or resources. Receiving grants are: Godís Helping Hands, Pulaski County; Godís Food Pantry of Pulaski County; House of Blessings, Wayne County; Immanuel Christian Academy, Wayne County; and The McCreary County Christian Center.

To date, more than 3,500 SKRECC members are participating in The People Fund, which allows the co-op members to ďround upĒ their electric bills to the nearest dollar, with an average of 50 cents per participating member being contributed each month to the program. The most that it could cost a member is $11.88 each year.

Members interested in participating in The People Fund and rounding up their bill can sign up through the South Kentucky RECC member portal at www.skrecc.com. Click the link below The People Fund heading to sign up your account(s) instantly. Members can also get an application from their South Kentucky RECC office or by calling their local office.

Any organization that wishes to apply for a grant can get an application on the SKRECC Web site at www.skrecc.com under the Programs and Services Menu item. The next application deadline is April 30.

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South Kentucky RECC Cashier Supervisor Heather Idlewine, center, presents a People Fund grant to Maze Rhodus, President and founder of Godís Helping Hands, left, and Sandra Helmus, Godís Helping Hands executive board member.

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Bruce Parkey, South Kentucky RECC Special Projects Engineer presents a People Fund grant to Godís Food Pantry of Pulaski County Executive Director Brenda Russell.

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South Kentucky RECC Service Center Representative Tonya Slagle, left, presents a People Fund grant check to Veronica Whitehead, Vice-President of the House of Blessings.

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Immanuel Christian Academy Principal Gary Barnett accepts a People Fund grant check from South Kentucky RECC Service Center Representative Tonya Slagle.

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Azalie Egnew, Senior Volunteer with the McCreary Christian Center, accepts a People Fund grant from South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor Tona Chitwood.