Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Awards $16K in Grants

by | Jul 28, 2016 | Business

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) recently awarded $16,000 in grants to local emergency service agencies, non-profits and schools. The grants are made possible through REC’s LEARN (Literacy, Education, and Rural Networking) program.

“Rappahannock Electric Cooperative takes pride in being a local organization, and part of that is doing our best to be good corporate citizens in the communities we serve across our territory,” said Matt Faulconer, manager of external affairs.

The 2016 grants went to the following applicants:

Spotsylvania County Public Schools – Treasure House – Spotsylvania County – $1000
Nathanael Greene Primary School – Greene County – $500
Post Oak Middle School – Spotsylvania County – $500
Wilderness Elementary School – Spotsylvania County – $500
Trevilians Elementary School – Louisa County – $1000
AG Richardson Elementary School – Culpeper County – $500
Spotsylvania County Public Schools – Helping Students – Spotsylvania County – $500
Farmington Elementary School – Culpeper County – $1000

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg – Spotsylvania County – $2000
Humane Society of Warren County – Paws to Read – Warren County – $1000
Free Medical Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley – Frederick County – $1000
Warrenton Lions Club – Fauquier County – $1000
Youth Development Council of Greene County – Greene County – $1000

Emergency Services
Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue – Caroline County – $1500
Tappahannock Essex Volunteer Fire Department – Essex County – $1500
Rivermont Volunteer Fire Department – Warren County – $1500

The LEARN program, launched in 1996, has awarded grant money in support of more than 130 projects throughout REC’s service territory, including literacy programs, health checks for senior citizens and the purchase of lifesaving equipment for emergency services.

For more information about REC’s LEARN Grant, visit http://www.myrec.coop/LEARN or by contacting Justin Cruise, REC’s public relations specialist, at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5905 or [email protected].

REC provides electric service to more than 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area.

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