Due to the generosity of over 30,000 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative member-owners, six local organizations were among the 22 recently awarded grants totaling nearly $93,000. Recipients of The Power of Change include:

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation in Frederick County, $7,000 to build new trails; Congregational Community Action Project Inc. (CCAP) in Winchester, $5,000 to continue to help keep people housed; Front Royal-Warren County CCAP in Front Royal, $1,200 for office equipment and supplies; LTLL Global Ministries Inc., Harvest Missions Outreach Center in Warren County, $5,000 to purchase new curriculum from Hazelden Publishing, drug test kits and support materials; Middletown Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., $8,028 to replace outdated swift-water rescue and safety gear equipment; Winchester Little Theater Inc. in Winchester, $5,000 to assist the summer theater for kids.

The program allows member-owners to either round up their bill to the next whole dollar, make a one-time donation or give a set monthly amount.

Nonprofits looking for funding can submit an application for The Power of Change by Feb.10 for the spring 2022 round of awards. Applications can be found on REC’s website at


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