Wadesboro, NC, August 30, 2017 – Pee Dee Electric is proud to award Feed My Lambs Ministries, Inc. the CoBank/Pee Dee Electric “Sharing Success” matching grant.
Feed my Lambs Ministries, Inc. will receive two checks totaling $20,000 - $10,000 from Pee Dee Electric and $10,000 from CoBank, a national cooperative bank that partners with industries across rural America. The funds will be used to purchase a new walk-in cooler and a separate walk-in freezer. The purchase will allow the organization to replace two older units in need of costly repairs.
“In April, Feed my Lambs number of clients increased by a third due to the pandemic’s impact on our area,” explained Lisa Holt, Executive Director. “As our numbers increased for assistance, our need for the new cooler and freezer became a priority. Our current units were old and in need of costly repairs. On behalf of Feed My Lambs, I would like to thank Pee Dee Electric and CoBank for their contribution and continued support of our organization.
Located in Anson County, Feed my Lambs provides food and other essentials to families in Anson County. Since March, the organization has served 630 families, 1,444 individuals, and added 30 new families.
The Sharing Success grant opportunity is a joint grant in partnership with CoBank, a national cooperative bank. The matching grant program is designed to support individual communities across the country. “Thanks to CoBank and our board of directors, the Sharing Success Grant allows Pee Dee Electric to give back to the communities we serve,” said Pee Dee Electric, CEO Donnie Spivey.
Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative whose goal is to provide reliable, dependable electric service for its members while focusing on value, quality customer service, and enhancing life in the communities we serve. Pee Dee’s service area consists of Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties. For more information about Pee Dee Electric, please visit www.pdemc.com