GAFFNEY — Three charitable organizations in Union County have received a total of $7,000 from Broad River Electric Charities through its Operation Round Up® program.
In a statement released this past Friday, Broad River Electric Charities announced that it has “distributed $30,000 to 18 local charitable organizations and programs that strive to improve quality of life for the people of the Upstate.”
Donations from the Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Operation Roundup® fund included donations in the following amounts to the following local organizations for the following purposes:
• $2,000 — Salkehatchie Summer Service of Union to purchase building materials.
• $2,000 — Jerusalem Project of Union to purchase construction materials.
• $3,000 — Union Disabilities & Special Needs to fund summer camp experiences for seven clients.
The following organizations also received donations:
• Cherokee Children’s Home toward their new building fund.
• Cherokee County First Steps for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Book Program.
• Cherokee County Literacy Association to provide materials for tutors and students.
• Church Builders Rehab Program to help purchase reliable transportation.
• Hope Center for Children Shelter to help with transportation needs.
• Louvenia Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation to provide food and medications.
• Miracle Hill Rescue Mission of Cherokee County for operations.
• Miracle Hill Homes for Life for operations.
• Miracle Hill Rescue Mission for operations.
• Mission of Grace Transportation Ministry for the purchase of a bus.
• Salvation Army to purchase food for the soup kitchen.
• SC Hunters & Landowner for the Hungry to freeze stored venison.
• SC Odyssey of the Mind for program materials.
• Temple Education Ministries to purchase food for clients.
• Voice of Triumph Food Bank toward the purchase of food.
“These organizations and volunteers do so much to help our communities and citizens,” said Broad River Electric CEO and Charities Board member Terry Mallard. “We hope the funds, generously donated by the cooperative members, will help their cause and inspire more support for them throughout the community.”
Donations to the selected charities come from Broad River Electric’s Operation Round Up® program. Each month, participating members’ account balances are rounded up to the nearest dollar. That extra change goes to the benevolent fund that assists organizations and goodwill missions in and around Broad River Electric’s service area.
Funds from Operation Round Up® are distributed through Broad River Electric Charities, Inc., which is governed by a 7-member board representing the cooperative and the three counties it predominantly serves — Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg. Since its inception in 2010, the program has allowed Broad River Electric Charities to donate nearly half-million dollars to dozens of organizations and entities across the Upstate. Organizations wishing to request funds can contact the cooperative to begin the application process.
Broad River Electric Charities is a philanthropic subsidiary of Broad River Electric Cooperative, which serves more than 18,000 members in Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina. As a non-profit, member-owned utility, Broad River Electric Cooperative strives to empower its members and communities with their ability to improve quality of life.
This story courtesy of Broad River Electric Charities.