Manager’s Message — January 2020

Posted: January 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

Charles GuerryHalifax Helps, Inc., the administrative organization for Halifax EMC’s Operation Round Up, awarded grants to recipients on Thursday, November 19, at a breakfast held at the Halifax EMC office in Enfield. Debbie Hardy, Halifax Helps board president, along with myself, presented the grant awards to the recipients. Members of the Halifax EMC board of directors and staff were also in attendance.

The following organizations were awarded grants: The Lilly Pike Sullivan Municipal Library (Enfield), represented by Brenda Faithful and Cheryl Dickens; The John 3:16 Center, represented by Brittany Sinka; Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, represented by John Duval; Roanoke River Partners, represented by Carol Shields and Sandra Bryant; Bryan Health & Rehabilitation, represented by Kim Stallings; Mariam Boyd Elementary, represented by Justin Moody and Shirley Pendergrass; Enfield Warriors Youth Athletic Program, represented by Garrett Freeman and Melvin Ward; Greenleaf Farms, represented by Dr. Eric Cunningham, Claude Cooper, Julian McClenney, Dr. Alfreda Smith, and Reginald Cotten; The Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina, represented by Chad Jacobs; and Enfield Volunteer Fire Department, represented by Ronnie Locke.

We look forward to seeing these projects in action and sharing them with you in the future.

You will recall that Halifax Helps’ funding is generated through Operation Round Up, a program that rounds up a member’s electric bill to the next nearest dollar. Presently, over 7,000 Halifax EMC members have opted to participate in the program. Since we began the Operation Round Up program in 2009, Halifax Helps has funded 219 grant requests totaling over $543,000. Small change really does add up to big change for our local community.

If you currently do not participate in the program but would like to enroll, please contact our office at (252) 445-5111.

Organizations that wish to apply for a grant to fund a project will find the application and guidelines available online at our website. Grants are awarded semiannually. The deadline for the spring submission is March 27, 2020.