(September 20, 2022) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is continuing their partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority in addressing COVID-19 pandemic hardships by participating in the Community Care Fund program in 2022. MLEC matched funds offered by TVA and distributed $80,000 to charitable organizations ($16,000 in each of the five counties it serves.) Grant recipients include:
Hickman County: Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital ($14,000), Hickman County Senior Citizens Center and Helping Hands of Hickman County ($1000 each).
Lewis County: Lewis County Senior Citizens Center and Lewis County Ministerial Association Food Bank ($5300 each), and Blondy Church of God Hope Center ($5400).
Perry County: Perry County Board of Education ($16,000)
Humphreys County: United Way of Humphreys County ($16,000)
Houston County: Bethesda Community Mission ($12,000), J.D. Lewis Senior Citizens Center and Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency ($2000 each).
“Cooperatives focus on more than delivering power; MLEC is also focused on the overall needs of our hometowns,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “Partnering with TVA on the Community Care Fund allows us to reach outside of the powerlines and serve in another way. By supporting the organizations that meet basic needs like food, healthcare, education, and shelter, it shows what we can accomplish in our communities when we all work together.”
According to TVA, local power companies have the best understanding of the immediate needs of the people they serve, so TVA is partnering with them to select local organizations for the matching donations.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 35,000 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are helping build brighter futures and make connections possible for those we serve. Learn more at mlec.com.
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