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For Immediate Release:

November 17, 2020

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager



STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to Carolina Comfort Coalition to provide end-of-life care for terminally ill patients at the Serenity House in Mooresville.

The mission of the Carolina Comfort Coalition is to work with local communities to provide end-of-life care options for its residents. By utilizing community partnerships, the Coalition has created comfort care homes that serve residents during the final days of life in a home setting – all without charge.

“Our residents are never given a bill for services and we receive no reimbursement from insurance, Hospice or any government programs,” said Rochelle Dearman, executive director of Carolina Comfort Coalition. “We are very thankful to receive this gift from the EnergyUnited Foundation because we understand the impact it will have on the lives of the people we serve.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to support this effort to provide essential care to those who are in their final days of life. Debra Citta, administrator for the EnergyUnited Foundation explained that cooperatives like EnergyUnited are created to help meet the needs that exist in the communities they serve.

Commitment to Community is a special principle we espouse that, when put into practice, perfectly illustrates the cooperative difference,” Citta said. “Carolina Comfort Coalition is meeting this need for the people of Mooresville – we just wanted to do everything we could to help.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program.  Nearly 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 non-profit organizations like Carolina Comfort Coalition that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.

For more information about Carolina Comfort Coalition, please visit


About EnergyUnited  

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 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. To learn more about The EnergyUnited Foundation and EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, visit


Rochelle Dearman, executive director of Carolina Comfort Coalition, accepts a grant from The EnergyUnited Foundation to provide assistance for residents to receive end-of-life care while staying at The Serenity House.


Pictured Left to Right (Top Row): Maureen Moore, Communications Manager, EnergyUnited; Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator; (Bottom Row) Rochelle Dearman, Executive Director, Carolina Comfort Coalition; Thomas Golden, Chief Operating Officer, EnergyUnited.

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