Duplin County Community Foundation awards $2,500 in local COVID grants

The board of advisors of the Duplin County Community Foundation recently awarded $2,500 in local grants to assist people and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants awarded were:

The grant funding comes from North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, the electricity and energy services providers to 2.5 million rural North Carolinians, and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America, in support of communities, people and families who are unemployed or under-employed and impacted by COVID-19 in rural, electric cooperative-served counties.

“As the power provider for rural North Carolina, we’re proud to partner with community foundations and CoBank to help our communities as they respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Lark James, chief financial officer for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “The state’s electric cooperatives were founded on a mission of local service, and we’re pleased that we can provide assistance during this time of heightened need.”

Bob Kornegay, board president of the Duplin County Community Foundation, thanked North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives and CoBank for their support. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to our community,” he said. “We are grateful to the generous businesses that are supporting our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

For further information, contact North Carolina Community Foundation Community Leadership Officer Natalie Jenkins Peel at (252) 562-9824 or npeel@nccommunityfoundation.org.