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Roanoke Energy Assistance Program

The Roanoke Energy Assistance Program will contribute to the efforts of area Departments of Social Services, Community Action Programs, and help agencies in providing monetary benefits to REC members-owners.  This program seeks to collect funds from the general public to help keep families warm through the winter months.  Twice per year, the co-op will donate the collected funds to area Departments of Social Services. 

In 2016, a total of over $137,000 was contributed to approximately 750 member-owners from help agencies.  The Roanoke Energy Assistance Program will support additional funding to these agencies.

Donations will go towards the co-op's 501c3 organization, Roanoke Economic Development Inc., and are tax deductible.  One-hundred percent of the monies collected will directly support needy families during extreme weather.

As member-owners’ needs surface, we encourage them to be in touch with the agencies as soon as possible to be enrolled in any relevant assistance programs.  Get a list of area help agencies.

Charitable giving verification forms will be provided for contributors upon request.

News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.

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