United Cerebral Palsy Receives $10,000 Check

labama Power presents a $10,000 Non-profit Energy Efficiency Program grant check to East Central United Cerebral Palsy, today. The grant is from the Alabama Charitable Business Trust Fund. The funds will be used for the agency’s new building located at 415 Castle Avenue in Anniston. It will help the U-C-P install energy efficient lights and a new heating and cooling system. Alabama Power Company Division Customer Service Manager, Rod Nowlin says the company is fortunate to be a part of this process. The check was presented during an Alabama Power Service Organization volunteering event at the new U-C-P location on Ft. McClellan. 20 Volunteers worked on updating one of the playgrounds. The APSO also donated $1,500 towards the renovations of the playground. They painted, cleaned the playground equipment, laid sand and mulch, and weeded the grounds. Volunteers say this experience is important to them because they are excited to see the good their efforts make. East Central United Cerebral Palsy Executive Director, Linda Johns says that although today’s volunteers are wonderful and she is amazed at how they have worked to get the playgrounds in order, she adds that the organization is always in need of more support from the community. The agency has been planning the changes since 2007. U-C-P officials say they are thrilled with the new location. They add that it will allow them to help additional children and adults and they will make a bigger impact on their community.

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