RCS Elementary students go high places with grant

Resurrection Elementary students will soon be playing on new playground equipment thanks to a Singing River Electric Neighbors Helping Neighbor’s Community Grant. The grant will be used to add rock climbing and monkey bars to the current playground.

“Statistics have shown how important it is for students to have time for physical education during the school day,” said Singing River Electric manager of public relations Lorri Freeman. “This partnership allows Resurrection Catholic Elementary to bring their playground to new heights.”

Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) Community Grants help Singing River Electric merge efforts with the hard work of those within our communities.

Through this program, two to three grants for up to $2,500 each are awarded three times a year in January, May and September. Grants are available to non-profit organizations helping communities within Singing River Electric’s service territory in education, civic, community development and economic development. Applications are due the second Friday of the month in which grants are being accepted.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, grant monies have been used to purchase playground equipment, car seats, computers, books to teach adults and children to read, and to support projects locally, among other causes. The idea of “neighbors helping neighbors” emerged after Hurricane Georges when Singing River Electric witnessed firsthand neighbors lending a hand to those in need.

For more information, visit singingriver.com/my-community or email Amanda Parker, public relations specialist, at aparker@singingriver.com.