EnergyUnited donates $10,000 to Family Promise of Davie
Published 8:50 am Thursday, October 21, 2021
The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Family Promise of Davie County to support the organization’s family shelter program.
“While in our shelter, families receive individual case management, financial support for basic needs, transportation assistance and assistance getting into permanent housing,” said Lisa Foster, executive director.”
While there are other organizations that provide financial assistance and support to those experiencing homelessness, Family Promise is the only agency that focuses specifically on providing physical shelter for families with minor children.
“The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to support Family Promise of Davie County,” said EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator Debra Citta. “This donation is just one example of the many ways in which we give back to support the cooperative’s vision of a brighter future for our rural communities.”
The foundation is a voluntary, member-funded nonprofit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Nearly 90,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the program by rounding up their electric bills each month. The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents. Each of these small contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and essential nonprofit organizations that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.