Oklahoma has been declared a state of emergency following the arctic blast that hit much of the nation in February. Many residents are feeling the financial strain. The Central Community Foundation provides disaster relief grants to residents who suffered property damage from burst pipes or other unexpected expenses from the artic blast.
More than 10 years ago, Central Rural Electric Cooperative developed the Central Community Foundation for times like this. The foundation has five key areas of focus which include community purpose, healthcare, personal need, education and disaster relief.
Grants are available to all who live within Central’s seven-county service area. Central encourages all who have suffered property damage to apply. Applications can be found on the Central Community Foundation website at https://mycentral.foundation/apply.
Applications are taken year-round, however March 15 is the deadline for applications to be considered at the April foundation meeting.
Applications will be reviewed by the foundation board of directors and applicants will be notified of the board’s decision. The foundation is made possible by the generous gifts of Central members who participate in Operation Round-Up by choosing to round up their bill to the next whole dollar. This “pocket change,” a maximum of only $11.88 per year, makes a big difference in our communities.
Since it began, the Central Community Foundation has given more than $1 million in grants to deserving individuals and organizations. The Central Community Foundation illustrates the cooperative model – people working together to achieve something more. Learn more at https://mycentral.foundation or by calling Central at 405-372-2884.
Per the Central Community Foundation bylaws, no foundation funds will be used to pay electric bills.