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Clay Electric gives $15K grant to help Youth Ranches

Sheriff Hunter presents award to Clay Electric

(L-R) Dr. Joyce Taylor Lake City Kiwanis , Janet Sampson Youth Ranch Donor Relations, Todd Martin, Troy Adams and Jordan Wade of Clay Electric, Sheriff Mark Hunter and Debi Girard Youth Ranch Donor Relations. -CCSO Courtesy Photo

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According to a release from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, January 4, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter presented Clay Electric Cooperative Inc. and their charitable arm, Clay Electric Formation, Inc. with FSA Lifetime Honorary membership due to their continued support of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

At a ceremony honoring Clay Electric, Sheriff Hunter praised the continuing efforts of the Youth Ranches as they positively impact Florida’s youths. He pointed out that a recent $15000 grant given by Clay Electric will help with the housing needs at the Youth Ranches.

The grant given by Clay Electric was a result of their “Operation Round Up”; a program that allows Clay Electric customers to round up their electric bills to the next dollar and Clay Electric then uses 100% of that money for chartable grants within the community.

An integral part of the process was a local community leader, Dr. Joyce Taylor, learning of the Clay Electric grants and assisting write the grant proposal for the Youth Ranch.

“It’s wonderful to see a community come together for such a worthwhile cause!” Sheriff Hunter said, “The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches have been helping the youth of Florida since 1957 and with the support of folks like the staff at Clay Electric that will continue.”