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
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Plugged-In Recipients! Their projects were in line with our funding criteria, had strong community backing and we’re excited to invest in them. Each of these projects will have the opportunity to request WRVEC volunteers to donate sweat equity into these projects over the next year.
|YIPOA||Purchase and install of electric and light poles to increase capacity for and safety of night events.|
|Historic River District||Historic mural depicting Christian County history.|
|DOCO Inc. Sheltered Workshop||New multi-purpose storage building for community outreach activities.|
|Buck Your Club||Electrification of public bathroom and installation of security equipment.|
|Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association||Playground equipment to enhance campground.|
|The Center||Rehabilitate roof, removal, and installation of safety fence.|
|Reeds Spring School District||Pyramid bleachers on tennis courts at the new Alumni Park.|
|City of Rockaway Beach||Bathroom renovation at the Leonard Stevens Community Center.|
|Bradleyville Booster Club||New multi-purpose building for outdoor instruction, sports concessions, and outdoor bathrooms.|
|Taneyville School District||Purchase and install of new light poles for multi-purpose field.|