White River Valley Electric Cooperative and its trust, Operation Round Up, expanded their charitable works in 2021. The new initiative focused on development and volunteerism in the communities we serve. Helping to enhance area walking trails, preserve historical sites, revitalize public access docks and more- the program is ready to do the same in 2022!
“Plugged In”, WRVEC’s Community Enhancement Program, provides grants and old-fashioned sweat equity to organizations seeking assistance for community-driven projects in Taney, Stone, Christian, Douglas, and Ozark Counties. The program is designed to grow area economies, promote community revitalization, and strengthen overall livability in each county. Grants will be given to organizations that offer strong missions, proposals, and track-records. Grant monies are available for each county project plus volunteer participation, where applicable.
To be considered, projects must do at least one of the following:
- Increase employment and economic opportunities
- Rehabilitate and upgrade residential housing
- Preserve wildlife, marine, and recreational areas for public enjoyment
- Improve public safety or promote education thereof
- Enhance neighborhood appearance or cleanliness
- Improve viability of commercial areas and enhance the business environment
- Provide programs and training opportunities for residents to prosper
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Power Up Recipients.
|Sparta Area Chamber||Community signage|
|Friends of Garrison Springs||Walking trails and park|
|City of Crane||Downtown beautification|
|Tri-lakes Humane Society||Spade and neutering initiative|
|Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters||Murder Rock historic preservation|
|Southern Missouri Arts Connection||Community room/center|
|Branson Dog Park||New play yard|
|Lions Club||Ava welcome sign enhancement|
|Ozark Chamber||PA system purchase and town square enhancement|
|Pontiac Cove Marina||Public access dock revitalization|