Twin Lakes has decided to fund 15 community grants in the Upper Cumberland to try and assist with issues the pandemic has created.
Marketing and Sales Manager Lea Ann Gore said the board of directors made the decision to commit more than $70,000. Gore said Twin Lakes knew the need was pressing with nearly double the applications they usually receive.
“Throughout the last several months we’ve seen how the pandemic has created new needs and financial hardships within the communities we currently serve,” Gore said. “We’ve seen a lot of that in our education and trying to get broadband to those communities.”
The grant applications were submitted by schools, libraries, fire and rescue squads for a national grant program.
These grants will go to more than five different counties around the Upper Cumberland. Providing things like computers, COVID safety equipment emergency rescue equipment and resources for Upper Cumberland Schools.