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For Immediate Release:

April 11, 2024

Media contact:
Marilyn Lineberger
Corporate Communications Manager

EnergyUnited Foundation Provides More Than $200,000 Of Community Assistance Funding Through March

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation provided more than $200,000 of community assistance funding for individuals, families, households and nonprofit organizations through the first quarter of 2024.

Through March, the Foundation approved 58 individual, family and household requests and 4 nonprofit applications. Heating Assistance grants were provided for 181 individuals and families, totaling more than $30,000. These grants offered critical support for shelter, utility bill assistance and other humane needs.

“Through the continued collaboration between the Foundation, the cooperative and its members, together we are making a positive difference in each community we serve,”

said LaQuisha Parks, vice president of energy services and corporate communications for EnergyUnited. “We are thankful to be a part of neighbors helping neighbors.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. More than 80,000 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. These contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and essential nonprofit organizations.

About EnergyUnited   EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with 140,137 member connections. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of 19 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: Hannah Blake, member support specialist, EnergyUnited; Debbie Crutchfield, executive director, Storehouse for Jesus; Marie Crandall, Founder, Advisor & Administrative Assistant to Director, Storehouse for Jesus.


From Left to Right: Debra Citta, program coordinator, EnergyUnited; Dorothy Woodard, executive director, Chestnut Grove Community Center; Sarah Kivett, EU Foundation Board Member; Hannah Blake, member support specialist, EnergyUnited.


From Left to Right: Debra Citta, program coordinator, EnergyUnited; Nicole Sutton, program support specialist, ICPYC; Lisa Familo, executive director, ICPYC; Lisa Pullis, assistant director, ICPYC; Joanna Messick, member support specialist, EnergyUnited.


From Left to Right: Debra Citta, program coordinator, EnergyUnited; Dave Byers, Sleep in Heavenly Peace; Connie Byers, Sleep in Heavenly Peace; Bob Chambers, Sleep in Heavenly Peace; Richard Beck, EnergyUnited Foundation Board Member; Jack Benyon, Sleep in Heavenly Peace; and Carroll Rempe, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

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