SAFETY ROUNDUP - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
In early 2017, Vigilante Electric Cooperative introduced our Safety Roundup program. Vigilante Safety Roundup provides our members with a way to donate to the organizations in our communities that keep us safe. If you have been following the updates in these pages, you see our progress has been slow but steady. However, we feel now is the time to make our first round of grants from this program.
As you may recall, participating members voluntarily allow Vigilante Electric to round their monthly bill up to the next whole dollar. They can also round their monthly bill up plus add a few extra dollars each month, or make a one-time donation. Regardless of how the donations are made, 100 percent of funds created by the roundup will be presented to worthy organizations through grants.
This is an ‘opt-in” program so we started from zero with our general manager and a few trustees being the first participants. Through their leadership and the participation of many of our members, we feel it is time to give back.
Vigilante Electric is now accepting written proposals for funds for safety related projects within our service territory. A letter detailing your request must be sent to Vigilante Electric General Manager Rollie Miller, and the deadline for grant proposals will be March 22, 2019.
In the letter we want to know about the organization requesting a grant and its location. We want to know specifics regarding the equipment or project that the funds are being requested for, how it will improve community safety, the timeframe the funds will be used, and contact information for the organization and writer of the request.
At Vigilante Electric we are committed to this program and excited that we are to the point of rewarding potential grants. We also hope that by doing this we are persuading more and more of our members to join the worthwhile endeavor.