The UDWI REMC Community Fund was created in January 2005 as a means for members to contribute to not-for-profit organization in their local communities. From this fund, grants are dispersed to organizations selected by a board of Community Fund trustees made up of UDWI members.
Each month, participating members allow their electric bills to be "rounded up" to the next whole dollar. For example, if a member's bill is $86.57, it will be rounded up to $87.00. This means each member who participates pays less than $12 annually per meter!
The spare change collected through "rounding up" amounts to thousands of dollars per month. This 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.
The June Community Find recipients were:
Glenburn Nursing Home,
Linton Public Library,
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County,
Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District,
C.F. Sports Camp, Inc.,
Scott Rolen's Enis Furley Foundation,
Bloomfield High School Navy Junior ROTC,
Greene County CASA Program,
Linton Music Festival,
Four Rivers Resource Services (Life After School Project),
Indian Creek Fire Department,
Turning Point Education Centers, and
Kids Count, Inc.