Medina Electric grants almost $12k through Community Empowerment Program

Medina Electric Co-op recently donated $2,125 to the Devine Food Pantry.

Hondo, Texas  – Medina EC’s Community Empowerment Grant Program was designed to award grants for capital projects that support the health and development of a community and improve the quality and/or quantity of services provided. For the third year in a row, Medina EC has awarded grants to various organizations across our service territory.
The following received funding through the program this year:
Devine Food Pantry (Devine) – $2,125
Funds will help the Food Pantry purchase a storage/maintenance area for lawn equipment.
Uvalde County Hospital Authority (Uvalde) – $2,308
Funds will go towards the purchase of a Cuddle Cot for Women’s and Newborns’ Center. The Cuddle Cot is designed to cool a deceased baby, which allows the baby to remain with the family, providing the time they want with their loved one.
El Progresso Memorial Library (Uvalde) – $2,500
Funds to be used for the replacement of the central heating and air conditioning system.
Medina County Hospital (Hondo) – $2,500
Funds will help to purchase a new recumbent bike for the physical therapy department. This bike provides bi-directional resistance, which is especially helpful when treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
Sunshine Daycare Center (Pearsall) – $2,500
Funds will go towards the purchase of new playground equipment for the licensed, non-profit daycare center that operates out of the First United Methodist Church of Pearsall. The daycare has approximately 60 kids from infants to the after-school program.
The program is funded by unclaimed capital credits and must be approved by the board annually. When capital credits remain unclaimed for three years, they are given to the State of Texas. The state can give a portion of that money back to the cooperative, and the cooperative can use it to fund economic development activities, scholarships and energy-efficiency projects. To learn more about the Community Empowerment Program, visit