Randolph EMC’s People Helping People (PHP) program recently awarded $10,000 in grant funds to local nonprofit agencies as part of its Community Grants Program. The organizations will use the grant money to implement programs or purchase needed equipment to facilitate programs that have a positive impact in the communities where Randolph EMC members reside.
The Community Grants Program is a special project of PHP. The recent $10,000 distribution was made possible through a $5,000 matching grant from cooperative lender CoBank and its Sharing Success Matching Grant Program.
In addition, PHP offers co-op members the option of rounding their bills up to the nearest dollar every month, with those extra few cents going to benefit people in need within the co-op’s service territory. These funds are reserved for helping REMC members who are facing a personal hardship outside of their control.
Many Randolph EMC members send notes of gratitude after receiving a PHP donation. One recipient said:
“I was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Requiring many expensive medical treatments to help with my illness, I applied for assistance through REMC’s People Helping People Program. With approval from the PHP board, I received a check to help with my medical treatments. Thank you to the People Helping People program for your love and generosity, as your support has helped me during this difficult period in my life.”