REC awards $101,000 to local nonprofits

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative announced the recipients of their bi-annual Power of Change Awards.

Through the Power of Change, member owners at REC voluntarily support nonprofits for those in need.

Over $101,000 was awarded to 24 nonprofits in the community this fall.

Some of those recipients include:

  • The 2 for 2 Foundation in Winchester which received $5,000 for their Swim Literacy Program
  • BRAWS, or Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters, in Frederick County received over $6,000 to provide undergarments and personal supplies for women and girls in need
  • Literacy Volunteers- Winchester Area was the recipient of $7,500 for their Family Literacy Program
  • Faithworks Winchester accepted $4,000 to supplement out of the ordinary and unexpected financial burdens for low income families and individuals
  • Living by His Grace Ministries in Front Royal received $5,000 to prevent the exploitation of children in the community
  • Front Royal/Warren County CCCAP’s Family Resource Center computer station acquired $1,500 through the program.

Applications for the Spring edition of The Power of Change opens on December 8th with the deadline to apply on February 10th, 2024.

REC members looking to give back to the community can participate by making a one time donation, enrolling in a set monthly amount, or rounding up on their monthly bill.

To learn more about The Power of Change or apply, click here.

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REC distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations

Rapphannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has distributed funds in their power of change campaign.

Cooperative members are invited to round up their bills to the next dollar in the campaign.

That money is given to various organizations who apply and qualify for funding.

Any organization can apply at

Over $93,000 was donated by member owners in this round of the power of change campaign.

Beneficiaries included Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation receiving $7,000 to build new trails.

Congregational Community Action Project, Inc. (C-Cap) of Winchester received $5,000 to help with housing.

Front Royal Warren County C-Cap received $1,200 for a printer and equipment.

Warren County’s LTLL Global Ministers Inc.-Harvest Mission Outreach Center received $5,000 for support materials.

Frederick County’s Middletown Fire and Rescue Company was awarded $8,028.60 to replace swift water rescue equipment.

Winchester Little Theater Inc. received $5,000 to assist with their kids summer program.

You can find out more about REC’s Power of Change Program at

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