Nonprofits receive grants from electric cooperative trust fund

NORTH BALTIMORE — The board of trustees for the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Community Trust Fund has presented $18,418 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations.
Ada Public Library received $925 for summer reading program materials; Hancock County Educational Service Center was awarded $2,996 toward updating program curriculum; Hancock County Firefighters Association received $3,735 toward emergency management accountability equipment; North Baltimore Schools was granted $2,400 for iPads and apps for disabled children; Riverdale Elementary School was granted $1,517 toward new Accelerated Reader Program materials; Special Kids Therapy received $5,000 toward grants and scholarships; and Van Buren Elementary was awarded $1,844 to purchase reading books.
HWEC Community Trust Fund is a nonprofit organization funded by Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative members who choose to round up their bills to the nearest dollar.
Hancock-Wood Chief Financial Officer Marcia Stahl said the trust fund has granted more than $325,000 for local organizations in need since its inception five years ago.

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