Special to Iredell Free News
The EnergyUnited Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to The Rotary Club of Top of the Lake – Mooresville in support of Kali’s Kindness Closet.
Kali’s Kindness Closet was created by The Rotary Club of Top of The Lake – Mooresville in partnership with Iredell-Statesville Schools to honor Kali Morton, a recent High School graduate and honorary member of the Club.
Morton exemplifies the Rotary Club motto “Service above Self.” Kali’s Kindness Closet helps provide essential items like school supplies, clothing, and shoes to students who are homeless or living in poverty.
“These funds from The EnergyUnited Foundation will help Kali’s Kindness Closet, in partnership with Iredell-Statesville Schools, provide essential support for students and families with limited financial resources,” said Fara Maltsbarger, Top of The Lake Rotary Service chair. “This grant will ultimately help improve the quality of life and education for our most at-risk student population.”
“The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to support Kali’s Kindness Closet with this grant ,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation administrator. “We believe that every student deserves an opportunity to succeed in school and feel this initiative helps address the barriers that exist for many students.”
The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Nearly 70,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the program by ‘rounding up’ their electric bills each month. The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents. Each of these small contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and non-profit organizations that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. To learn more about The EnergyUnited Foundation and EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, visit www.energyunited.com/givingback.