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The Community Assistance Corporation, South River Electric Membership Corporation’s foundation, awarded over $39,243 in grants to community organizations and schools for the second quarter of 2014, including the Sampson County History Museum.

The museum was recipient of a $5,000 grant.

The foundation awards grants quarterly, and this time the Community Assistance Corporation awarded $5,000 grants to the Sampson County History Museum; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 74 Erwin; Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America; SAFE of Harnett County, Inc.; The CARE Clinic. Also receiving grants were the Godwin Lions Club, $1,800, as well as the Godwin-Falcon Fire Department, $3,200.

Local educational institutions are eligible for grants up to $10,000, which will enhance students’ education and Cape Fear High School received a $9,243 grant.

The Operation Round Up program began at South River EMC in 2008, with members agreeing to have their bill rounded up to the next dollar each month. If their bill is $98.99, the 1¢ remaining will be put into an account managed by the Community Assistance Corporation. Although that amounts to roughly $6 a year from our membership, it has allowed the foundation to award over $1million in grants to the community.

Those participating members have touched the lives of adults and children in numerous ways, through the Operation Round Up program. Always be sure to visit sremc.com and click the My Community tab to see the most recent winners, as well as past winners.

Quarterly, funds are distributed to local service agencies, and educational pursuits. The next funding opportunity will be in September, applications are due to the Cooperative by August 22.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 42,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.

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