WRVEC’s new community enhancement initiative
White River Valley Electric Cooperative and its trust, Operation Round Up, expanded their charitable works in 2021. The initiative is focused on development and volunteerism in the communities we serve. Through the Plugged-In initiative, we have enhanced area walking trails, preserved historical sites, revitalized public access docks, and more.
“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 community facilities
- 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
2022-23 Plugged In Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Plugged-In Recipients.
|John Thomas School of Discovery||Grow Towers|
|Stone County OACAC||People’s Pantry|
|Ozarks Serenity Club, Inc.||Building Renovation|
|Veterans Memorial Garden||Flag poles and lights|
|Options Pregnancy Center||Storage area improvements|
|Ava Citizens Action League||Mural|
|Buck Your Club 501 (c)3 BUCKIN A L.L.C.||Arena Lighting|
|Gainesville Saddle Club||Rodeo Bleachers|
|Village of Theodosia||Electric Village Sign|
Applications for 2023 closed April 30. Applications for 2024 will be available March 1, 2024.