News Maker Greg Rogers on SVEC November

As we do the first Friday of each month we check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Today Greg Rogers, the President and CEO of SVEC tells us that the third phase of Operation Round Up has benefited 10 local nonprofits.

Greg also tells us how a nonprofit can apply for funding for 2024’s Operation Round Up.

He also has some good advice as we head into the cooler weather.

Greg also tells us that the cooperative has great gift certificates just in time for the gift giving season.

You must apply for the gift certificates by December 15 here.

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News Maker Preston Knight on SVEC nonprofit donations

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) have awarded their funds from their Operation Round Up (ORU).

The ORU program benefits nonprofits in their service area and is funded by Cooperative Members.

As we do every first Friday of the month we spoke with an SVEC representative in a news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Today we spoke with SVEC Event and Communications Manager Preston Knight.

Preston tells us how the ORU program works and how you can request funds.

He also tells us how the selection process is done in the SVEC service area.

Preston also adds that scholarships are available from SVEC.

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SVEC Operation Round Up Grant Recipients

operation round up grants

SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has selected a dozen community organizations as the latest group of grant recipients.

The total amount to be distributed in July is $12,000. Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable program that features a pool of money that grows as members voluntarily “round up” their bills to the nearest dollar each month.

Applications for the next grant cycle are available at svec.coop/ORU and due Oct. 5.

The latest grant recipients are:

Augusta County

Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge: To support the nonprofit Jones Gardens in its expansion of a community garden in Staunton.

LIFEworks Project: To support its microgrant program to assist neighbors in their press forward toward independence.

Mental Health America of Augusta: To run its I.C. Hope program through the local YMCA, providing support services from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades.

 

Page County

Living Legacy: To help with the cost of its first employee, a part-time facility manager who helps to promote the mission of encouraging personal development and healthy lifestyles for youth.

Stanley Volunteer Fire Department: To keep equipment in working condition for its group of about 50 members.

 

Rockingham County

Blue Ridge Foster Love: To supplement overhead costs for its foster care closet and purchase items required to be new, such as diapers, wipes and car seats.

 

Shenandoah County

Sustainability Matters: To support Shenandoah County-based activities of its Making Trash Bloom project at the landfill.

 

Winchester/Frederick County

Council on Alcoholism, Lord Fairfax: To replace the HVAC units at its Lord Fairfax House, a residential halfway house for people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Godfrey Miller Home: To subsidize the cost of meals to older adults in the community who have limited financial meals.

Love to NIC: To provide necessities, such as shoes, socks and clothing, and meals to area homeless.

 

Regional

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline: To support financial assistance in its service area, to include funding girls with membership, uniforms, books and more.

Salvation Army Front Royal: To purchase gifts for underprivileged children in the Angel Tree Christmas assistance program.

News Maker Greg Rogers of SVEC for the month of March

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) awarded almost $24,000 to various charities in each county it serves.

As we do the first Friday of every month we check in with SVEC in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

This month SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers is with us and tells about Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up is a chance for SVEC to give back to the communities they serve.

Through the generosity of their member owners SVEC is able to help these various organizations.

Greg tells us who benefited from the latest grants and how to get involved.

He also tells us about opportunities to become a member of SVEC’s Board of Directors.

Click here for Greg’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Greg Rogers of SVEC for the month of March

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) awarded almost $24,000 to various charities in each county it serves.

As we do the first Friday of every month we check in with SVEC in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

This month SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers is with us and tells about Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up is a chance for SVEC to give back to the communities they serve.

Through the generosity of their member owners SVEC is able to help these various organizations.

Greg tells us who benefited from the latest grants and how to get involved.

He also tells us about opportunities to become a member of SVEC’s Board of Directors.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Greg Rogers on SVEC latest tal-a-town hall

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will hold its last tel-a-town hall meeting for the year Nov. 18.

As we do every first Fri. of the month we speak with SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers.

Today Greg told us about the town hall as well as the operation round up program.

Greg also told us about a solar opportunity that could be coming soon.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Click here for Greg’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.  

SVEC awards grants

SVEC winter weather preparation

Ten grants totaling over $11,000 have been awarded by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) in their operation round up.

Regional recipients include but not limited to Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Winchester Little Theatre and Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter.

Page One food pantry which helps provide essential services in Page County also received a grant.

Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries also received funds for their toddler and infant pantry in Shenandoah County.

SVEC members are invited to round up to the next dollar on their bills to fund the operation.

You can find out more about the operation round up at svec.coop.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.