Special to Iredell Free News
The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $4,720 made to Speak Life & Live Inc.
Speak Life and Live provides supportive social services that strengthen families, promote well-being and inspire women and girls to live at a higher level. Speak Life’s special focus is investing in young people through the Growing Empowering Mentoring for Success (GEMS) and Growing Empowering Nurturing Transforming for Success (GENTS) programs.
“The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to support Speak Life & Live’s community outreach efforts with this donation,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation administrator. “This program will help our communities provide necessary resources for kids who are continuing to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances.”
The mentoring program will leverage hotspot technology, funded by the donation from the EnergyUnited Foundation, to facilitate education and mentoring opportunities for students.
“We are very thankful to receive this donation from the EnergyUnited Foundation,” said Leslie Ava Morrison, executive director of Speak Life & Live. “Our program continues to thrive in its efforts to serve families in Iredell County thanks to the support we receive from community partners like EnergyUnited.”
The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Over 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 essential nonprofit 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 more than 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. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 23,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 100 counties across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about the co-op’s electric and propane businesses.