SVEC Contributes More Than $18,000 to Area Organizations

SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has selected a dozen community organizations as recipients for the first round of giving in 2023.

The total amount to be distributed for this grant cycle tops $18,000. Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable program that features a pool of money that grows as members voluntarily “round up” their electric bills each month. The co-op also makes a corporate contribution to the fund.

Applications for the second grant cycle of 2023 are available here and due June 14, 2023.

The February 2023 grant recipients are:

Augusta County

Community Foundation of the Blue Ridge: Toward the MaDee Project, to assist families of children diagnosed and in treatment for forms of adolescent cancer.

Friends of the Middle River: To help for the annual trash cleanup of the river and its tributaries.

Highland County

Dare to Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship Center: To cover expenses for feed, hay, veterinary treatment and more for one therapy horse for one year.

Page County

Page Alliance for Community Action: For free swim lessons for underserved youth in the county.

Rockingham County

Elkton Area United Services: For aid toward the emergency assistance program, which helps clients with housing, electric, fuel, heat, water and medical needs.

Pilot Club of Harrisonburg: For the purchase of riding helmets and robotic animals for facilities caring for residents with dementia and traumatic brain illnesses.

Silk Moth Stage: Funding toward its 2023 season, where performances occur in an audience-connected, imagination-driven, place-grounded style.

Shenandoah County

Ferst Readers: To add about 40 children to its program that supplies free books to children every month.

Warren County

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging: Funding support for its Meals on Wheels program.

Winchester/Frederick County

Congregational Community Action Project: For financial assistance with utility bills for 12 households.

Love to NIC: To cover expenses for meals, shoes, gloves, hats, thermals and coats of the city’s homeless population.

Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter: For rent toward its warming center.