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Caring for Our Communities

REC, Members Partner to Make a Difference

More than 32,000 REC members round up their electric bill each month, donate a set amount or make a onetime donation. Their generosity results in meaningful support for local organizations that make a difference in our communities.

The funds help to feed hungry families, offer support for local veterans and ensure seniors have the critical care they need right here in our communities.

The following nonprofit organizations were recently selected to receive funds from The Power of Change.

Boyce Railway Depot Foundation | $195 to provide supplies for their Historic Railway Depot Painting Project.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg | $1,190 to support their Bigs in Schools mentoring program.

Front Royal / Warren County C-CAP | $1,501 to assist with creating a new ‘Family Resource Center’ computer station.

Louisa Community Emergency Fund Inc. | $2,000 in support of the Touching Lives in Crisis program that offers financial assistance to families that have critical housing needs.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church – Caroline County Cemetery Group | $2,000 to assist with The Oliver Cemetery Project to preserve and restore a historic cemetery in Caroline.

Aging Together Corporation of Culpeper | $2,500 to assist with the Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative.

Essex County Museum & Historical Society | $2,500 for the “Hands on History” interactive educational project and activities.

New Day Equine Therapy of Richmond | $2,500 to provide therapeutic services to financially challenged individuals and families of Hanover, Caroline, Spotsylvania and surrounding counties.

Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity | $3,000 to help build 14 affordable homes within the Benchmark Road Subdivision project.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Culpeper Food Closet | $3,000 for their Culpeper Food Closet Buy-A-Bird project for Thanksgiving meals.

The Arc of North Central Virginia of Warrenton | $3,000 to assist with The Arc@thePark program that provides activities and resources to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Faithworks of Winchester | $4,000 in support of the Pay It Forward program to supplement out-of-the-ordinary and unexpected financial burdens for low-income families and individuals.

2 For 2 Foundation, Inc. of Winchester | $5,000 for the swim literacy program.

Come As You Are Ministry of Montpelier | $5,000 to support outreach programs that provide food assistance to low- income individuals and families.

Coven of the Appalachian Mountains of Dyke | $5,000 in support of their Community Care Closet for Greene County residents to provide hygiene products to school-aged children in need.

Lake Anna Rescue Inc. | $5,000 to assist in the acquisition of an EMS Rescue Boat.

Living by His Grace Ministries of Front Royal | $5,000 to support their Human Tra icking Awareness Project to prevent the exploitation of children in our communities.

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg | $5,000 to provide therapy and group services for underserved populations.

The Madison Free Clinic | $5,000 to assist with expanding the Healthcare Access for Madison County Residents programming to include transportation costs.

Hero’s Bridge of Warrenton | $5,100 to support the Battle Buddy – Nutrition Program that provides nutritional meals to low-income veterans.

Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters of Frederick County | $6,154.23 to provide undergarments & personal supplies to women and girls in need.

Literacy Volunteers – Winchester Area | $7,500 for their family literacy program.

Upper King and Queen Volunteer Fire Department | $10,000 to assist with the purchase of a new 2023 Pierce Tanker.

Giving Words of Louisa | $10,200 to support their transportation and community projects that assist single mothers with transportation and vehicle maintenance training and repairs.