The EnergyUnited Foundation, a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Cancer Services Inc. of Winston-Salem to provide financial assistance for cancer patients.
Cancer Services was established as a community-based organization in 1955 and has a mission of “Enhancing Health, Life & Survivorship.” Their vision is for health equity, and they strive to achieve this by ensuring individuals facing any type of cancer will have access to health care treatment and the emotional, physical, and financial support services that improve quality of life as a cancer survivor.
“This donation will provide assistance for patients in their greatest time of need,” said Tara O’Brien, chief executive officer of Cancer Services. “Many times our clients only need assistance during treatment or shortly after treatment, so resources from community partners like The EnergyUnited Foundation offer essential support until patients are able to recover or return to work.”
“The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to offer support for clients of Cancer Services,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator. “The Foundation and its founding cooperative, EnergyUnited, both share a common sense of purpose to serve our communities whenever we are informed of an urgent need.”
More than 80,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the co-op’s Operation Round-Up program by “rounding up” their electric bills each month. The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents. These small contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families and non-profit organizations that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.