NORTH BALTIMORE — On Feb. 12, the Board of Trustees for the
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Community Trust Fund presented $18,418
in first-quarter grants to seven local non-profit organizations. HWEC
Community Trust Fund Board Chairman Daniel Branson presented the checks
in a special ceremony at the Hancock-Wood corporate headquarters.
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.
The HWEC Community Trust Fund board is comprised of HWEC member
volunteers, who meet quarterly to evaluate grant requests. Grants are
awarded to fund a variety of needs in the communities Hancock-Wood
Electric Cooperative serves.