“Giving your neighbor a helping hand…”
What is Project Deserve? Project Deserve allows you to help the elderly, handicapped, low-income, and unemployed with their electric bills in emergency situations. You can do this by pledging a specified amount of money to be added to your monthly bill.
How will the funds be distributed? All funds collected through Project Deserve go directly to an energy fund. No funds will be used to administer the program. Eligibility will be determined and verified solely by Human Resource Agencies and/or community relief groups in all or portions of VEC’s 17-county service area which includes: Bledsoe, Bradley, Cumberland, Fentress, Hamilton, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Scott, and White counties.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation to Project Deserve? No. Receipts will be evidenced by the canceled checks or receipts given to members in return for payment of their individual electric bills.
Will I be able to discontinue my pledge at any time? Yes. You may cancel your pledge at any time by calling your local VEC Customer Service Center.
|Benton 423-338-2569||Byrdstown 931-864-3685|
|Cleveland 423-476-6571||Crossville 931-484-3527|
|Decatur 423-334-5721||Georgetown 423-344-8382|
|Jamestown 931-879-5853||Monterey 931-839-2217|
Spring City 423-365-5220
Can I make a one-time contribution? Yes. If you prefer to make a one-time contribution to Project Deserve rather than a monthly donation added to your electric bill, you may send your check to:
Project Deserve Authorization Form
How can I begin helping needy families? To begin helping needy families in your community who need assistance with their electric bill, fill out an authorization form and return it to Volunteer Energy Cooperative.