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Moore County Friends of Animals receives grant totaling $10K

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

From left, Mike Bayne, DREMC District Manager; Buford Jennings, DREMC Board Member representing Moore and Lincoln counties; Luke Gaines, CoBank Vice President; Robin Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer Moore County Friends of Animals; Dr. Bryant Morton, Lynchburg Veterinarian; Eugene Cartwright, DREMC Area Manager; Front, Laura Swinford, President Moore County Friends of Animals; Sasha, Team Mascot Moore County Friends of Animals

The Moore County Friends of Animals received a grant from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) and CoBank, which with matching contributions is a total of $10,000. The funds will be used to add three additional concrete pads for movable kennels to alleviate overcrowding, a grooming station inside the shelter and an outdoor room access for the housed cats. Any remaining funds will be used for operational/maintenance expenses including food, treats, litter, kennel supplies, vaccines, preventatives, insurance and emergency veterinarian care. DREMC and its lender, CoBank, have for the past five years, jointly funded a “Sharing Success” grant to help a nonprofit organization with a project benefiting a local community. CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases and communication in all 50 states. “Our board of directors voted unanimously to apply for the grant. We see great value in supporting our community. It improves the quality of life for our co-op members, families and communities,” said DREMC President/CEO Michael Watson. “We are so pleased that Duck River EMC is taking part in this year’s Sharing Success program. Your generosity and commitment to community is commendable and we are delighted to join you in support of such a worthy cause,” said Tom Halverson, President and Chief Executive Office of CoBank. This is the seventh Sharing Success grant DREMC has obtained through its partnership with CoBank and has yielded $64,000 for community non-profit organizations in the service area.