NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio, (August, 2014) – The Board of Trustees for the Hancock-Wood Electric (HWE) Community Trust Fund, Inc. awarded $19,590 in third-quarter grants to seven local nonprofit organizations. HWE Community Trust Fund Board Chairman Daniel Branson presented the checks in a special ceremony at the Hancock-Wood corporate headquarters on Aug. 11.
The following organizations received grant funding:
§ CHOPIN Hall received $3,000 to restock food for Hancock County residents in need.
§ Findlay Area Safe Kids was awarded $5,000 to purchase smoke detectors for children.
§ Hancock Christian Clearing House received $3,000 toward providing emergency supplies to residents.
§ North Baltimore Schools was granted $3,000 for Kindles for students.
§ Rawson Volunteer Fire Department was granted $1,590 toward three new laptops and laptop-mounting equipment for a fire truck.
§ Riverdale Local Schools received $2,000 to purchase iPads and covers for student use.
§ University of Findlay was awarded $2,000 toward a high school tutoring program.
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative CFO Marcia Stahl was present at the grant awards ceremony and said, “Hancock-Wood members’ concern for the community has made it possible for the HWE Community Trust Fund to grant more than $350,000 in funding to community organizations since its inception in 2008.”
Applications for fourth-quarter grant consideration are being accepted now. Nonprofit organizations within the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative service territory are encouraged to visit hwe.coop/community-involvement to learn more about how to apply for grants.
HWE Community Trust Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit organization funded by Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative members who choose to round up their bills to the nearest dollar essentially donating a maximum of $.99 each month. Electric cooperative member-owners across the nation participate in similar programs under the overarching brand name, Operation Round Up.
HWEC Community Trust Fund Board makes 2014 third quarter donation presentations. From left: (top row) Lt. Dean Richardson, Jane Stout, Allison Baer, Bob Falkenstein, Sarah Bugner, Charlotte Powell, Dick Stephens, Paula Beaupry, Tammy Stahl, Ronda Smith, Becky Bern; (bottom row) HWE Community Trust Fund Board Members Treasurer Darlene Petkwitz, Chairman Daniel Branson and Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative CFO Marcia Stahl.
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, established April 20, 1938, serves portions of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties. Throughout its history, Hancock-Wood has supported local causes through charitable contributions, volunteerism and other activities to make a positive impact on the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information about Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, visit www.hwe.coop, call 800-445-4840