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For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2020

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager


STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation (LHCDC).

The grant will be used to help the organization continue offering financial assistance towards rent, mortgage payments or utilities for those who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are so grateful for the support that has been provided to our members through the LHCDC,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator. “The pandemic has impacted so many families who have lost wages after experiencing reduced hours or layoffs, so we’re very proud to support this effort.”

Families who complete all requirements are eligible to receive up to $300 paid directly to their utility company, landlord or lender. Clients also receive an action plan with suggestions of how to cut costs to help stretch these funds further.

“Thanks to this support from the EnergyUnited Foundation, we will be able to continue to provide much-needed financial assistance to so many families who have been impacted by the pandemic,” said Toby Prince, executive director of the Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation. “We appreciate their support and the support we receive from all of our community partners.”


The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Over 70,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the program by ‘rounding up’ their electric bills each month. The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents. Each of these small contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and essential nonprofit organizations that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.

About EnergyUnited   EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving more than 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 23,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 100 counties across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at to learn more about our electric and propane businesses.

Pictured left to right: Debra Citta, EU Foundation Administrator; Toby Prince, Executive Director, LHDC; Thomas Golden, Chief Strategy Officer & Vice President of Energy Services, EnergyUnited; Maureen Moore, Communications Manager, EnergyUnited.

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Toby Prince, Executive Director of the Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation, accepts the $10,000 donation from the EnergyUnited Foundation to provide financial assistance to those who have lost wages due to the pandemic.

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