White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up trust program has pledged $50,000 to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Grant. The matched donation earmarks $100,000 for nonprofit agencies in WRVEC’s service area of Taney, Stone, Christian, Ozark and Douglas counties.
The pledge comes shortly after the Branson-based cooperative announced that it would suspend disconnects during the crisis.
“We want to support our communities. Fitting a need and collaborating with our partners makes the most impact in such trying times,” said Cassie Cunningham, WRVEC’s Manager of Communications and Member Engagement. “A link to the application is on our website, whiteriver.org. We’ve pooled a number of resources there for our members and all those affected in the area. We’ll get through this together.”
WRVEC’s Operation Round Up trust program has provided assistance to individuals and organizations through temporary hardships since 1992. Monthly grants will still be available directly through ORU, but WRVEC encourages nonprofit agencies seeking assistance specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic to apply directly to the CFO’s Response and Recovery Fund Grant Program.