Community & Edu.
Broad River Charities Donates to 11 Local Non-Profits
Eleven local non-profit organizations received donations totaling $22,000 from Broad River Electric Charities on Tuesday at Broad River Electric Cooperative headquarters in Gaffney.
Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, Upstate Family Resource Center, The Haven Homeless Shelter, The Salvation Army (each) of Gaffney, Spartanburg, and Union, The Cross Cultural Institute of America, Union County Pregnancy Center, Union County Meals on Wheels, The Cancer Association of Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties, and Home The Upstate Family Resource Center's Mission is to help families in northern Spartanburg thrive by providing educational opportunities, enriching activities and support services. The money provided will assist very-low income families in emergency situations.
The Haven Homeless Shelter provides shelter for homeless women and families in the Spartanburg community. The donation will be used for their Shelter Program and Support Services Program.
The Salvation Army, whose mission is to serve others and meet human needs in Jesus’ name without discrimination, has chapters in all three Broad River Service counties. All three will use the money to assist families in need and feed the hungry.
The Cross Cultural Institute of America provides knowledge about different cultures to promote greater cultural understanding. The donation will support their Spartanburg County and Cherokee County food pantries.
Union County Pregnancy Center provides counseling and family planning services to young mothers and mothers-to-be in Union County. The donations will assist with those services.
Union Meals on Wheels delivers meals to the elderly and shut-ins of Union, SC and is completely staffed by volunteers. The money will help provide the meals.
The Cancer Association of Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties is dedicated to providing quality of life services to area residents facing the challenges of cancer. The money will provide 25 women in Cherokee County with free mammograms at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Home Rehabilitation of Cherokee County repairs homes for low income people of Cherokee County. The donation will fund materials and labor for such repairs.
Funds from Operation Round Up are distributed through Broad River Electric Charities, Inc, which is governed by a 7-member board representing the cooperative and the three major counties it serves – Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg. Broad River Electric Charities has donated a total of $78,000 to local organizations in 2011, $66,000 of which have come from Operation Round Up funds. Organizations wishing to request funds can contact the cooperative to begin the application process.