$30K COVID-19 Relief Fund
Decatur Utilities is proud to announce that it has partnered with TVA, Renasant Bank, 3M and Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) to make $30,000 in community support funds available to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
TVA provided $15,000 in matching dollars from its Community Care Fund and Renasant Bank, 3M and AFC each contributed $5,000 to the effort. (No DU ratepayer funds will be used.)
Monies will be used to address three specific areas of hardship. Funds will supplement the Committee on Church Cooperation (CCC) and Salvation Army food pantries and feeding programs; The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama will receive funds to distribute for assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments; The Decatur-Morgan Hospital Foundation will receive funds to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local healthcare professionals.
DU customers should contact each agency directly to submit requests for assistance.
Committee on Church Cooperation – 256-355-8893
Salvation Army – 256-353-2822
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama – 256-355-7843; www.capna.org
“We are extremely grateful that TVA launched this initiative to help those who have been hit the hardest by this crisis,” said Ray Hardin, DU general manager. “For Renasant Bank, 3M and AFC to step up and help us obtain these matching funds is a testament to the true spirit of community we have here in Decatur.”
“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.”
Our thanks to United Way of Morgan County for administering these funds on behalf of the supporting companies and community partners.