CEMC and TVA extend Community Care fund

CEMC is continuing its partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority in addressing hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the Community Care Fund program in 2024.
CEMC has matched funds offered by TVA to selected charitable organizations throughout its five-county service area. CEMC and TVA awarded a total of $112,000 to 14 agencies this year.

Receiving Community Care Fund grants from CEMC and TVA in 2024 are:

  • $11,000 – Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Funds will provide support to Cheatham, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Sumner Counties.
  • $10,000 – The Bethesda Center. Funds will provide food support and will assist members who are struggling to pay for utility bills, rent and medication.
  • $1,000 – Camp Rainbow. Funds will be used to help pay camp fees and supplies for children with serious illnesses that are unable to attend traditional summer camps.
  • $7,000 – United Methodist Urban Ministries. Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $15,000 – United Way of Greater Clarksville Region. Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $12,000 – United Way Robertson County. Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $4,000 – Northland Ministerial Association (Hope Center). Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $4,000 – Cooperative Outreach for Personal Emergencies (C.O.P.E.). Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $5,000 – Highland Rim Economic Corporation. Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food.
  • $4,000 – Hands of Hope. Funds will be used to assist members who are struggling with food insecurities, hygiene products and other essentials.
  • $7,000 – Gallatin CARES. Funds will provide food support and assist members who are struggling to pay for utility bills, rent and medication.
  • $7,000 – Portland CARES. Funds will provide food support and assist members who are struggling to pay for utility bills, rent and medication.
  • $2,000 – Manna Cafe. Funds will provide food support and assist members who are struggling to pay for utility bills, rent and medication.
  • $17,000 – United Way of Sumner County. Funds will be used to assist members struggling to pay for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, medication, childcare and food

Since the program began in April 2020, the Community Care Fund has helped numerous local charitable organizations across the Tennessee Valley region provide assistance to those most impacted by the ongoing pandemic.