Local Organizations Receive Funding From REC
May 20, 2020
Due to the generosity of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative member-owners, REC’s The Power of Change recently awarded over $111,000 to local organizations that make a positive difference throughout the REC service area.
Through The Power of Change, over 25,000 REC member-owners either round up their bill to the next whole dollar, make a one-time donation or give a set monthly amount. Those donations are then awarded to non-profits and charitable groups throughout the communities REC serves.
Local recipients of The Power of Change funding include:
Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity, Winchester, received $5,000 to support the expansion of critical home repair to multiple families.
Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, received $2,500 to make quality end-of-life care accessible and support the families effected by death and to advocate for patient comfort, dignity and choice.
Clark County Historical Association, Berryville, received $700 to host a series of Historical Craft Workshops, taught by archivist Melanie Garvey.
Cooking Autism, Inc., Fredericksburg, received $4,200 to go towards gathering the special needs community together for a series of important life-skills and cooking programs.
Emerging STARS, Spotsylvania County, received $15,000 to go towards purchasing a van to provide transportation for 15 young adults with developmental disabilities to go out into the community to experience new activities.
Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg, received $500 to go towards supporting the staff and fuel for transportation.
Friends of Spostylvania County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Inc., Spotsylvania County, received $22,209 to go towards leadership training, instructor certification, supplies, equipment and reading materials.
G Cubed Ministries, Stafford County, received $8,000 to go towards their Extraordinary Young Minds program, which focuses on students’ good character, mutual respect and the core values of leadership, resources and partnerships.
Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic, Tappahannock, received $15,000 to purchase 20 Freestyle Libre monitoring systems and sensors for 12 months to improve diabetes control and overall patient health.
Legal Aid Works, Fredericksburg, received $5,000 to provide legal information to disadvantaged members of the community of their rights.
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, received $3,070 to go towards their Suicide Prevention Education program to be provided to Caroline Schools.
Rappahannock Area YMCA-Caroline Family YMCA, Ruther Glen, received $10,000 to offer five-week summer learning program for elementary students to address learning loss and youth development.
Stafford Food Security, Inc., Stafford County received $5,000 to pay for the facility.
St. Jude of Massaponax/Knights of Columbus Council 13599, Fredericksburg, received $2,760 to go towards providing ten families with elementary-school children in need to receive free healthy groceries every month for one year.
St. Luke Community Clinic, Front Royal, received $5,000 to purchase and install two new dental chairs.
Youth Development Center Inc., Winchester, received $7,750 for their Baker’s Anchor Mentoring Summer Fest Scholarship Program.
"A member’s donation could be a few cents each month, but they add up quickly and can make a difference for local organizations," said Casey Hollins, director of Communications and Public Relations. "Enrolling in The Power of Change only takes a few minutes to sign up, but the impact can last a lifetime."
REC members who would like to help make a difference in their communities can learn more at thepowerofchange.org. Gifts can be a set monthly amount, a one-time donation or members can have their bill rounded up their bill to the next whole dollar.
To see the full list of recent recipients, click here.
Emerging STARS (Spotsylvania County)