Volunteer Energy Cooperative's VECustomers Share program last month awarded $2,900 in grants to Hamilton County community organizations.
Receiving grants were the Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council, which got a $1,400 grant; and Cherokee Removal Park-Blythe Ferry, WTCI The Greater Chattanooga Public TV Corp and Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, each of which was awarded a $500 grant.
A news release said the program has given more than $4.5 million to various community-service organizations throughout VEC's 17-county service area since its founding in 2001.
The release said grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Service center. Call (423) 334-7051.