Auction held to help Brunswick County community organization make positive impacts

SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) – A Brunswick County agency is holding an auction to help local organizations that have a positive impact on the community.

The Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s annual auction is underway and ends September 16 at 3 p.m.

The event is held to raise funds for their Community Grants Program which offers $2,500 to projects that fall under five specific areas.

Brunswick electric members are eligible to bid on a variety of items ranging from trucks to equipment to digital video recorders.

Items in the office parking lot along the fence are all auctioned off, a bid sheet is available in their office lobby during their office hours.

The annual auction has raised more than $680,000 since 2003, according to BEMC spokesperson Brookes Versaggi.

“Last year we supported 32 organizations and we hope to do even more this year,” he said. “Anyone interested in applying to one of these can apply for a grant of up to $2,500. Applications open in December.”

Groups eligible for Community Grants can apply for up to $2,500 per year for projects that fall under the areas below:

  • family services
  • civic and community programs
  • cultural and artistic programs
  • emergency services
  • economic development

Applications are available from December 1 to February 15. Grant information is available here.

For a full list of auction items can be found here.

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