Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan.

2018 Grant Recipients

Alleghany Partnership for Children  - $15,000    
To fund Haven of Hope Advocacy Center for children that includes rooms for exams, interviews and supervised visitation

Piney Creek Volunteer Fire Department  - $20,000    
Construction of a new fire station and community center

Solid Rock Food Closet  -  $2,500    
Purchase of pre-packaged, kid-friendly backpack food for summer 2019 feeding program

Ashe County Sharing Center - $3,000    
Support for Ashe Senior Mobile Pantry providing food for over 3,000 homebound seniors

New River Conservancy -  $15,000    
To help secure 350 acres of Elk Shoals as part of the New River State Park

Shoes For Kids  -  $10,000    
Shoe closets for children served by Ashe County Partnership for Children and Foster Care program

Caldwell County Lions Activities Assoc., Inc.  -  $500    
10 free eye clinics annually to local low income recipients

Caldwell Opportunities, Inc.  -  $6,870  
 Two ADA operators with wireless handicap push plates for those with accessibility concerns

Caldwell Senior Center  -  $5,000    
Support for ongoing Medicare program counseling and enrollments

Chapel of Rest Preservation Society  -  $2,890    
New fire alarm system to deter theft, vandalism and fire

Communities in Schools - Caldwell Co.  -  $1,855    
Funding for 10 Chrome Books for CIS students

Helping Hands Clinic  -  $3,000    
Pilot project support or uninsured adult dental care 

Koinonia, Inc  -  $5,000    
Mini-split HVAC unit

Teacher Treasures  -  $500    
Ongoing free school supplies for Caldwell County educators

The Caldwell Halfway House  -  $5,000    
Ongoing interior renovations for residents

OASIS  -  $2,000    
Funding for utility deposits and other housing obstacles for families fleeing abuse

Sugar Grove Developmental Day School  -  $7,500  
Playground improvements for infants, toddlers, tweenie and preschool students

Western Youth Network  -  $2,500    
Expansion of child mentoring program in Avery County

 

Special Olympics  -   $2,500
Engage children and adults with intellectual disabilities in a sports program to improve health, quality of life

Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Center  -  $3,700    
Therapeutic Riding/Equine Facilitated Learning for clients ages 3-17