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Project Deserve

“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   Volunteer Energy Cooperative   P.O. Box 277   Decatur, TN 37322
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.