FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
C.A.R.E “THE POWER OF CHANGE” GRANT SUPPORTS THE TABLE AT ST. GEORGE’S
Fredericksburg, VA: The Community Awareness of Rappahannock Electric Charity, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) has awarded $5,200 to The Table at St. George’s, a Partner Agency of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. “The Power of Change” grant will be used to add fruit to The Table’s weekly produce offering.
The Table at St. George’s is a market style, produce centered pantry. They provide groceries to 150 – 200 families a week—the vast majority of whom are working families experiencing a period of financial crisis. The Table relies on the generosity of local businesses, individuals, and grant funds to feed our community.
“This grant will impact our community on a weekly basis,” noted The Rev. Deacon Carey Dougherty Connors, Director of Outreach Ministries at St. George’s Episcopal Church. “Fresh fruit is not always easy for us to provide. This funding will help ensure we can give apples, oranges, and bananas to those least able to afford them, improving the health of our entire community.”
Partner of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.
ABOUT THE POWER OF CHANGE
The Power of Change receives its funding from REC members who volunteer to have their electric bill rounded-up to the next highest whole dollar. If Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) provides your power, we ask that you consider supporting The Power of Chance to help others in need. Once enrolled, the extra change from your electric bill will be dedicated to charitable causes. Members can sign up by visiting REC’s website (www.thepowerofchange.org) or by calling 800-552-3904. The average member contribution is approximately $6.00 per year and is tax deductible. An annual statement of your charitable contribution will be mailed to you.
ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S
St. George’s Episcopal Church (www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net) is an historic church in Fredericksburg, Va., whose congregation of more than 1,000 members live in neighborhoods all over the greater Fredericksburg area. We are a people committed to worshiping God, nurturing Christian community, and proclaiming the Gospel by working for justice and peace in the world. St. George’s is known in the broader community for superb music, broad educational programming for all ages, and outreach ministries to the city and beyond. Everyone is welcome at St. George’s regardless of race, nationality, sexual orientation or tradition.
Laurel E. Loch, Parish Administrator, St. George’s Episcopal Church,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-373-4133.
The Rev. Deacon Carey Dougherty Connors, Director of Outreach,
St. George’s Episcopal Church, email@example.com or 540-373-4133.