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For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2022

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager


STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry to support the organizations’ Hope for the Homeless program.

Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry’s Hope for the Homeless program serves the homeless community in Dallas, High Shoals, Stanley and Alexis areas. The program has grown substantially in the past year as most of their clients struggle with basic needs, such as access to shelter, water and electricity.

“Our clients have many different needs that we are only able to meet as the result of the support that we receive from community partners like the EnergyUnited Foundation,” said Leah Hedgpath, executive director of Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry. “We appreciate their generosity and commitment to serving members of our community.”

“The EnergyUnited Foundation espouses the same values and principles that are widely associated with electric cooperatives like EnergyUnited, such as Concern for Community,” said Debra Citta, administrator of the EnergyUnited Foundation. “This donation is a reflection of our shared commitment to cooperative principles and to the communities within EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. Nearly 90,000 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 135,000 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. Visit to learn more about the cooperative’s energy services and community programs.

From left to right: Audrey Rhinehart, vice president, Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry Board of Directors; Maureen Moore, communications manager, EnergyUnited; Leah Hedgpath, executive director, Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry; Debra Citta, administrator, EnergyUnited Foundation and Rhonda Hudson, director of Hope for the Homeless program.

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