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For Immediate Release:

October 19, 2021

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager



STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $3,500 to the Catawba County Hispanic Ministry (Centro Latino) to help address food insecurity challenges for the Latino community in Catawba County.

“We are thankful to receive support from the EnergyUnited Foundation,” said Eddie Marlowe, Board President of Centro Latino. “This support will enable our organization to address the immediate challenge of food insecurity for clients that visit our shared food pantry.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation has provided support for dozens of local food pantries this year, starting with the Drive to Shine campaign in January, when the Foundation awarded more than $100,000 to local pantries to address food insecurity.

“The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to support organizations like Centro Latino that offer critical assistance for families who are facing food insecurity,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator. “This donation builds on our Drive to Shine campaign efforts to help provide immediate assistance for families who rely on community support to meet this critical need.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded nonprofit 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 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, please visit


Pictured left to right: Maureen Moore, Communications Manager, EnergyUnited; (Top) Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator; and Eddie Marlowe, Board President of Centro Latino.

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