VECustomers Share Awards $5,250 in local grants

Posted Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:30 pm

Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s (VEC) VECustomers Share program awarded $5,250 in grants to Bradley County organizations during April and May.

Local groups receiving grants include White Oak Mountain Long Beards ($500), Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Inc. ($500), New Life Community Kitchen ($1,500), Cleveland Ballers ($800), Family Promise of Bradley County ($800), and the McDonald Community Center ($1,150). 
The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.6 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.

VECustomers Share is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area.

The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who have opted to allow VEC to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar.

VECustomers Share contributions average 50 cents per month per customer. The extra change is pooled with that of other members and distributed by the foundation’s board of directors, whom all serve as volunteers.

Grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Service center, by calling (423) 334-7051, or at

VEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.