STATESVILLE, N.C. - The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $7,720 to Greater Vision Community Garden to support efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community by providing access to local, homegrown food.
The garden is a part of the Greater Vision Outreach Ministry in Thomasville, a resource center overseen by Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina that helps community families with immediate needs while equipping them for long-term sustainability and success.
Greater Vision Community Garden provides access to educational resources for gardening, reduces food insecurity resources and facilitates social connections within the community that empower individuals and families.
“We are thankful to receive this donation from the EnergyUnited Foundation,” said Susan Turbeville, garden manager for Greater Vision Community Garden. “This garden means so much to our community and it takes everyone working collectively, with the support of organizations like the EnergyUnited Foundation, to sustain this resource.”
“The EnergyUnited Foundation is proud to support Greater Vision Community Garden,” said Debra Citta, program coordinator for the EnergyUnited Foundation. “We value and appreciate the efforts of this organization to identify and meet the needs of the people in their community.”
The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. More than 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.
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