Meals on Wheels Receives $2,000 from Medina Electric
In June, Medina EC granted $10,000 to area organizations through the Community Empowerment Program to encourage community and economic development throughout the 17 counties served by the cooperative. Part of that donation went to the Medina County Meals on Wheels, which received $2,000 to support their mobile billboard project. The mobile billboard will be a wrap for one of their delivery vehicles to help promote the Meals on Wheels program for families in need and to help bring in the much-needed volunteers to deliver meals.
The Community Empowerment Program focuses on projects that:
- Encourage economic diversity
- Contribute to community health and development
- Improve the quality or quantity of services essential for the development of viable communities
Medina EC’s CEO Mark Rollans said, “Beyond providing safe, reliable electricity, it’s important as a cooperative to make a difference in the communities we serve. We are proud to support Meals on Wheels which provides a much-needed service to our seniors, their families and caregivers.”
In addition to the Community Empowerment Grant, Medina EC employees have given time to make deliveries for Meals on Wheels as part of the co-op’s Volunteer Time Off program. The VTO program allows employees eight hours of time each year to volunteer at various organizations and events throughout the communities served by Medina EC. Since March, when cooperative staff began delivering meals one day a week, 13 employees have donated about 40 hours of time to help the organization.
The $2,000 grant given to Meals on Wheels is part of more than $56,900 donated to different non-profits and local governments since the CEP program was started in 2015. Additional recipients this year include Alexander Memorial Library in Cotulla, Castroville Colonies Heritage Association in Castroville, Children’s Advocacy Center in Laredo, Medina Regional Hospital in Hondo, and West Alice Youth Center in San Diego.
For more information visit MedinaEC.org/Grant.