Atmore YMCA receives energy grant
Alabama Power’s Alabama Business Charitable (ABC) Trust Fund recently awarded a $10,000 efficiency forward grant to the Atmore Area YMCA.
The grant was one of eight that was awarded around the state. Each grant goes toward energy efficiency improvements to the grantee’s facilities. The improvements help provide cost savings that nonprofits can pass on in services to their clients.
Atmore Area YMCA CEO Paul Chason said the grant will go toward replacing inefficient fluorescent light tubes with LED tubes. He said the new lights should reduce lighting costs by an estimated 65 percent while providing better and brighter lighting inside the Y.
The ABC Trust Fund was created in 1992 by Alabama Power to partner with community action agencies to help low-income families pay monthly energy bills. The fund also supports programs that promote energy efficiency for nonprofits and low-income individuals and families.
Since its start in 2007, the program has provided more than $1 million in support through 132 grants.
For more information about the ABC Trust Fund, visit www.powerofgood.com.