SUPPLY, NC, APRIL 15, 2019 – – Forty projects were selected from a field of more than 70 applicants to receive funding from the Community Grant program at Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC). Grants totaling $47,000 will go to projects to be implemented in both Brunswick and Columbus counties.
“This year’s recipients cover a broad spectrum of programs and services,” says Josh Winslow, BEMC’s CEO and General Manager. “With so many worthy projects to consider, the review process was a challenge. These grants will be used in our communities to help people across our service area; children and young families as well as those dealing with health issues, the homeless and of course, our senior citizens.”
Now in its 17th year, BEMC’s Community Grants program awards up to $2,500 to groups that provide family service programs, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services, and community development activities. All funding is the direct result of items sold at the co-op’s equipment auction held at its annual membership meeting each September.
Winslow notes, “This valuable program is a very visible part of our commitment to serving our membership. BEMC Community Grants are another way the cooperative can extend a helping hand to local organizations that are doing great things in the community.”
To learn more about BEMC Community Grants and how to apply in 2020, please visit www.bemc.org.
About Brunswick Electric (BEMC):
BEMC is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit corporation. Founded in 1939, today it is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina, serving approximately 96,000 member locations in Brunswick, Columbus, and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. BEMC has a longstanding commitment to the communities it serves, providing support for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.