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FLEC Partners with TVA to Donate $20,000 Toward Assisting COVID-19 Victims

5/1/2020

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to award a total of $20,000 to five local non-profit organizations to help the local communities it serves during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

“This is a way for FLEC to partner with TVA and assist those in need,” said Jarrod Brackett, FLEC’s general manager.  “Blount Community Action Agency, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, The Good Shepherd Center, Good Neighbors of Blount County, and Mid-East Community Action Agency will be using the donations to assist those affected by COVID-19 with utility bills.”

Brackett elaborated, “These organizations have worked with FLEC in the past and do a great job of spreading the funds around to those in need.  Their ability to work together to assist folks equally and respectfully is a testament to all of their daily desire to serve others.

Funding through FLEC and matching funds from TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund are being used to help meet immediate needs in communities impacted by this pandemic.  Often, we are finding matching funds from these local non-profit groups addressing hardships.

“In the spirit of public power, we are honored to partner with local power companies to address the unprecedented challenges facing those we serve,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “TVA has a mission of service to make life better for the people of the Valley, and providing these funds to address immediate needs is one way we can help ease the burdens on families and communities.”

For additional information about FLEC, see www.flec.org. For additional information about TVA, see tva.gov.


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