PEC awards $8,200 to nonprofits through Power of Change program

Member-funded grants given to three local organizations

We are proud to announce that our 2018 spring PEC Community Grant recipients are Camp of the Hills and Cottonwood Pride in Marble Falls, as well as For the Love of Go in Kyle.

Camp of the Hills — a camp for underserved youth — will use its $3,500 grant to create an outdoor education program featuring a greenhouse, grow beds and plumbing system for an aquaponics farm. With its $3,500 grant, Cottonwood Pride — a nonprofit that works with Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) — will help fund upgrades to the Cottonwood Shores VFD’s training room, and For the Love of Go — an organization devoted to keeping families active — will use its $1,200 grant to purchase high-quality radios to help improve communications between health volunteers and first responders during races.

“We’re proud to serve and support our vibrant communities and the nonprofit organizations that serve them,” PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate said. “We greatly value the richness they bring to our service territory.”

PEC Community Grants are funded by PEC members through the Power of Change program. Participants’ electric bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar, and the combined funds are used to power change and enhancements in local communities.

“The members’ 10 cents here, 50 cents there is what’s funding this grant,” Fugate said. “For about $6 a year, members can have a substantial, positive and local impact in the neighborhoods and communities they call home.”

Members may enroll in Power of Change through SmartHub, by phone, on their payment slip or by visiting a PEC district office near them.