Central Electric Awards $4,000 in Grants

Central Electric recently presented $2,000 grants to both Christians United Outreach of Lee County and the Buddy Back Pack Program for Harnett County. The grants were made through a partnership between Central Electric and CoBank.

“Central Electric and CoBank are both delighted to support the commendable projects of these great organizations,” said Nancy Gust, Central Electric’s Director of Marketing and Member Services. “Their missions align with the cooperative’s core value, commitment to community, and we were very excited to support their projects.”

The two initial $1,000 grants provided by Central Electric were selected to be matched through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, an annual $3 million fund designed to match charitable donations by cooperatives to benefit nonprofit organizations in their local community.

Christians United Outreach will be using the grant to help purchase food bags to provide weekend meals to children in the Lee County School System as a part of the Buddy Back Pack Program of Lee County. The Buddy Back Pack Program for Harnett County will also be using their grant to provide food items for children in the Harnett County School System.

Nancy Gust (left) presents a grant to Christians United Outreach Center Executive Director Teresa Dew Kelly.