Special to Iredell Free News

The EnergyUnited Foundation recently awarded $66,571.79 to nonprofit organizations, individuals, households and families. The organization awarded more than $18,000 in energy assistance grants to individuals and $30,000 to three nonprofit agencies, Fifth Street Ministries, Mooresville Area Christian Mission, and Special Treasures.

“We are proud to provide this essential assistance to respond to the needs of those who live and work within the cooperative’s 19-county service area,” said Debra Citta, program coordinator for the EnergyUnited Foundation. “The Foundation is guided by a spirit of service that is at the heart of each of these donations and our monthly charitable giving.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Nearly 85,000 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 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.

Nonprofit Recipients

Pictured (from left) are Dana Skidmore (Back), Warehouse Associate, Mooresville Area Christian Mission; Beth Briley (Front), Intake Specialist, Christian Mission; Amy LaCount, Executive Director, Christian Mission; Victoria Clifton, Warehouse Supervisor, Christian Mission; and Sheri Campbell, Financial Administrator, Christian Mission.
Pictured (from left) are Cindi Bacon, Shelter Case Manager, Fifth Street Ministries; Latonya Freeman, Outreach Case Manager, Fifth Street Ministries; Deborah Owen, Shelter Case Manager, Fifth Street Ministries; Michele Knapp, Executive Director; and David Nolen, Veterans Case Manager, Fifth Street Ministries.
Employees from Special Treasures recently accepted a $10,000 donation from the EnergyUnited Foundation to support the organization’s financial literacy program.

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with 139,736 member connections. 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. Visit energyunited.com to learn more about the cooperative’s energy services and community programs.