UDWI awards grants to non-profits

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC recently announced recipients of its community grant.

The Clay County 4-H Council was one of 13 agencies to receive grant funding.

The UDWI REMC Community Fund was created by the REMC Board of Directors to help strengthen communities.

Each month, as part of the program, participating members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar.

For example, if a member's bill is $116.57, it will be rounded up to $117, meaning each member who participates pay less than $12 annually per meter.

The spare change collected through the round up amounts to thousands of dollars per month.

The money is all put into the community fund and local not-for-profit agencies are encouraged to apply for grants distributed on a quarterly basis.

Other agencies receiving grant money included the Church of God of Prophecy Toy Explosion, National Junior Honor Society and Junior High Leadership Academy (Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School), Giving Back, Owen County Heritage and Culture Center, Cub Scout Pack 400 -- Lyons First Christian Church, Camp Indi-Co-So, Greene County CASA Program, Scotland Cemetery Association, Extension Homemakers of Owen County Sewing Committee, Linton-Stockton School Corporation FFA Chapter, Greene County Clothe-A-Child/Toys for Tots, and Turning Point Education Centers.

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