Communities reinvigorated by local participation


Employees of CommWell Health happily receive a $3,000 grant to pay for a generator that will enable dental staff to man the new mobile dental clinic as it visits schools to perform dental checkups and encourage good dental hygiene in Sampson and Johnston counties.


Clement Civic Center Secretary Becky Honrine accepts a $5,000 award given to the center to help replace aging HVAC equipment.


The Community Assistance Corporation reached out to the Autryville Fire Department after a tornado destroyed their building to offer a grant to help rebuild. The department was awarded $10,000 to purchase new turnout gear for fire fighters.


Midway Middle School Assistant Principal Dondi Hobbs, Music Teacher Jessica Jackson and Principal Kevin Hunter happily receive a $3,105 grant to purchase choral risers.


Godwin-Falcon Fire Department firefighters Dillon Parker and Matthew Starling accept a $2,050 grant to purchase a Rescue Randy training manikin, mask bags and helmet lights.


Josh Deaver, captain, Piney Grove VFD accepted a grant for $3,440 to purchase equipment that will make it easier to identify water sources around the district and to help extract water for use while fighting fires.


The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, awarded $36,595 in Operation Round Up grants in June.

The non-profit organizations receiving $5,000 grants included Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Station 24; Transitions Life Care; and Camp Tuscarora, Boy Scouts of America. Also receiving grants were Piney Grove Volunteer Fire Department of Sampson County, $3,440; Godwin-Falcon Fire Department, $2,050; Tri-County Community Health Council, Inc.(CommWell Health), $3,000. The Autryville Fire Department was awarded an Operation Round Up grant for $10,000 and Midway Middle School received $3,105.

“Through Operation Round Up, each participating member has the opportunity to directly impact their community in a big way,” said VP of Member Services and Public Relations Catherine O’Dell.

Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that enables members to round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. For example, if their bill was $135.70, the bill would be rounded up to $136 and the extra 30¢ would be deposited into the CAC fund. By participating, members can put their nickels and dimes to work and make a difference in their community, helping more with just a little extra change each month.

Grants are given on a quarterly basis. The next round of applications are due Aug. 21 by 5 p.m. and funding decisions will be made in September. Applications can be found at sremc.com.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 43,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.

Employees of CommWell Health happily receive a $3,000 grant to pay for a generator that will enable dental staff to man the new mobile dental clinic as it visits schools to perform dental checkups and encourage good dental hygiene in Sampson and Johnston counties.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Commwell-Health.jpgEmployees of CommWell Health happily receive a $3,000 grant to pay for a generator that will enable dental staff to man the new mobile dental clinic as it visits schools to perform dental checkups and encourage good dental hygiene in Sampson and Johnston counties.

Clement Civic Center Secretary Becky Honrine accepts a $5,000 award given to the center to help replace aging HVAC equipment.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Clement-Community-Center.jpgClement Civic Center Secretary Becky Honrine accepts a $5,000 award given to the center to help replace aging HVAC equipment.

The Community Assistance Corporation reached out to the Autryville Fire Department after a tornado destroyed their building to offer a grant to help rebuild. The department was awarded $10,000 to purchase new turnout gear for fire fighters.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Autryville-FD.jpgThe Community Assistance Corporation reached out to the Autryville Fire Department after a tornado destroyed their building to offer a grant to help rebuild. The department was awarded $10,000 to purchase new turnout gear for fire fighters.

Midway Middle School Assistant Principal Dondi Hobbs, Music Teacher Jessica Jackson and Principal Kevin Hunter happily receive a $3,105 grant to purchase choral risers.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Midway-Middle.jpgMidway Middle School Assistant Principal Dondi Hobbs, Music Teacher Jessica Jackson and Principal Kevin Hunter happily receive a $3,105 grant to purchase choral risers.

Godwin-Falcon Fire Department firefighters Dillon Parker and Matthew Starling accept a $2,050 grant to purchase a Rescue Randy training manikin, mask bags and helmet lights.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Godwin-Falcon-FD.jpgGodwin-Falcon Fire Department firefighters Dillon Parker and Matthew Starling accept a $2,050 grant to purchase a Rescue Randy training manikin, mask bags and helmet lights.

Josh Deaver, captain, Piney Grove VFD accepted a grant for $3,440 to purchase equipment that will make it easier to identify water sources around the district and to help extract water for use while fighting fires.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Piney-Grove-FD.jpgJosh Deaver, captain, Piney Grove VFD accepted a grant for $3,440 to purchase equipment that will make it easier to identify water sources around the district and to help extract water for use while fighting fires.
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