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For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2019

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager
704-924-2159
maureen.moore@energyunited.com

EnergyUnited Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to South Davidson Family Resource Center

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant for $10,000 to South Davidson Family Resource Center (SDFRC), a non-profit agency that provides essential services and resources to the disadvantaged population and families in crisis in southern Davidson County.

South Davidson Family Resource Center was founded in 1998 to meet the critical needs of those living in the area who are less fortunate. They offer food on a monthly and emergency basis, utility bill payment assistance and payment assistance for housing; however, SDFRC recently found a need to provide additional resources to effectively address a few widespread challenges that are affecting many of their clients.

In the past year, the organization began renovating a bigger facility which will allow for the expansion of new services and resources.

“We were so thrilled to hear the news that our organization had been awarded this grant from The EnergyUnited Foundation,” said John Shelton, executive director for SDFRC. “This assistance will go towards our remaining renovation costs and will therefore ultimately help us expand our list of services to include resume writing assistance, GED programs, and much more.”

Shelton and EnergyUnited Foundation officials feel that the organization’s ability to provide these essential services will prove to be very impactful for their clients and for southern Davidson County.

“SDFRC has been providing essential resources and services in southern Davidson County for over two decades now,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator. “We are very proud to support this initiative, which seeks to empower disadvantaged individuals by equipping them with skills and abilities that are designed to improve their quality of life.”

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 South Davidson Family Resource Center that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.

SDFRC is a non-profit agency, incorporated in 1998, with a goal of providing services and resources to the disadvantaged population and families in crisis in southern Davidson County. They assist families and individuals in developing their full potential, improving their quality of life, and in becoming self-sufficient citizens. The Center also collaborates with other agencies, organizations and churches to ensure that the residents in our catchment area are served. SDFRC is the only social services organization totally dedicated to serving the citizens of southern Davidson County. To learn more about SDFC, visit their website at: https://www.southdavidsonfrc.com/.

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