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BEMC Awards Grants to Organizations in Brunswick and Columbus County

April 9, 2021

Brookes Versaggi

BEMC Awards Grants to Organizations in Brunswick and Columbus County

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is pleased to announce its 2021 Community Grants recipients. A total of $29,792 was awarded to 23 organizations that offer family services, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services, and economic development programs in its service area.

Since the program's inception in 2003, BEMC has awarded more than $646,000 through Community Grants, funding projects that positively impact the community. 

"The Community Grants program is a part of BEMC's ongoing commitment to serving our members and the communities in which we live," said Josh Winslow, CEO. "These contributions allow us to impact the lives of our members in meaningful ways, and we are pleased to help these organizations make a difference."

Applications for the 2022 BEMC Community Grants program will be available in December and accepted through February 15. To learn more about the program, please visit bemc.org/community-grants.

2021 Community Grants Recipients:

ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, Inc.
                Dental Care for Veterans

Veterans Memorial Park of America
                FREEDOM CIRCLE

Brunswick County Composite Squadron (NC-170), Civil Air Patrol
                Gyro-Stabilized Binoculars for Search and Rescue

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
                We Honor Veterans Program

Christian Recovery Center, Inc.  
                Women's Recovery Center Work Stations

Families First, Inc.
                Hands are not for Hitting

Columbus County Beekeepers Association
                Pollinator Education and Beautification Project

Friends of the Library Southport and Oak Island
                Animals and Stories Summer Reading Program

Autism Society of North Carolina
                Autism Resource Specialists in Brunswick County

Oak Island Beach Preservation Society, Inc.
                Beach Education Recovery for Oak Island

Brunswick County Branch #5452 NAACP
                Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Multi-Use Greenway/ Blueway Trail

Up Your Arts
                Gullah Geechee Heritage Awareness

The Carousel Center
                Helping Children Heal from Abuse

Brunswick County Literacy Council
                Improving Lives Through The Power of Literacy

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.
                Incontinent Supplies for Men and Women

St. Brenden The Navigator Roman Catholic Church
                Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

North Brunswick Kiwanis Club
                Project Dignity

Ruth T. Bigham Oak Island Senior Center
                Senior Support Group

Power Walking Ministries
                Shoes Save Soles

Special Olympics North Carolina
                Special Olympics Brunswick County

                Stuffing Book Bags

South Brunswick Interchurch Council
                The Lord's Food Pantry

Oak Island Beautification Club
                Veterans Park


BEMC is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit corporation. It is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina and serves more than 98,000 meter locations in Brunswick, Columbus, and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. Founded in 1939, BEMC has a longstanding commitment to the communities it serves, providing support for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.

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