Local organizations get a boost


Salemburg Fire Department


Sampson County Schools Friends of Education


Clement Fire Department


Newton Grove Fire and Rescue


Plainview Elementary School


In September, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, awarded $55,747 in Operation Round Up grants to benefit community and public service agencies and schools.

The non-profit organizations receiving $5,000 grants included; Salemburg Volunteer Fire Department; Habitat for Humanity of Harnett County; and the Salem Methodist Afterschool Hours (SMASH) program; The Clement Volunteer Fire Department received $3,028; the Cotton Volunteer Fire Department received $2,920; and Newton Grove Fire and Rescue received $3,800.

Several scholastic programs received funds to improve the education of our youngest community members. Awards went to; Plain View Elementary for $7,779; Stedman Primary for $4,220; Sampson County Schools’ Friends of Education program for $9,000; and the Bright Ideas grant program for $10,000.

“Operation Round Up has empowered cooperative members to build and improve their community collaboratively one cent at a time,” 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 a bill is $101.30, the bill is rounded to $102 and the extra 70¢ is deposited into the CAC fund. By contributing, members can put their nickels and dimes to work making a positive difference today and providing better educational opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow.

Grants are funded on a quarterly basis. Applications for consideration are due Nov. 17 by 5 p.m.. Applications and rules can be found online 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.

Salemburg Fire Department
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Sampson County Schools Friends of Education
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Clement Fire Department
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Newton Grove Fire and Rescue
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Plainview Elementary School
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