Sprout growing on money pile of glass jar bankRoanoke Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 affiliate of Roanoke Cooperative. REDI is a self-supporting organization that is funded separately and independently from the Co-op. REDI and REDI programs are funded through foundation grants, program partner donations, and the tax-deductible contributions of the businesses and individuals served by the Center and whose lives and communities the Center programs work to improve.

Through your generosity, your donation will ensure REDI continues to advance its mission of enhancing your quality of life, that of your family and neighbors, and the communities in which we all live and work. Simply put: YOU are our mission. Please consider donating today so that we may continue to serve you!

When donating, please specify which of the REDI program(s) you would like your contribution to support. You may donate by clicking the link at the end of this website page, but first please learn more about the programs you may choose to support and what your generosity can do for those in our community who are most in need of your help.

REDI Causes

Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project

The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project works to restore and conserve threatened forest land in Roanoke Electric’s service area by increasing forest-owner income and land asset values. The project engages youth and young adults in learning what they need to know to advance sustainable forestry on their family lands and provides role models, mentoring, and internship opportunities to begin cultivating future natural resource professionals.

Donations may be made directly to the Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project tab of this website, or by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. There are also mail-in options listed at the bottom of this page, instructing that your donation is in support of the Forestry Project.

Community Solar Low Income Assistance Program

Nearly 30 percent of Roanoke Electric Co-op member-owner households have an income of less than $25,000 a year. Many of these households in our community struggle with paying the monthly power bill. The co-op, working through The Roanoke Center, has created a community solar low-income assistance sponsorship program via its Roanoke SolarShare initiative to help member-owners facing financial hardship.  These funds help member-owners who are in need of financial assistance.  Your donations help us create a better quality of life and make a big difference in our local communities.

If you would like to make a one-time donation or set up a reoccurring payment, please visit the “Paypal to Donate” link below.

REDI general community activities

If you don’t want to choose a specific program, you may elect to have us choose the area where your funds are most needed at the time of your donation. Support the full range of citizen support and community economic development activities that the nonprofit Roanoke Center provides to build strong, healthy, and sustainable communities in our region. We will ensure your contribution is applied where it can make the biggest difference right away.

REDI also is proud to host a Blessing Box for the Purple Angel Foundation, a charitable food and clothing pantry. Members of the community are encouraged to “take what you need, and leave what you can.”

Thank you for your support! We are grateful for you and it is our privilege and honor to serve you and your community.

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Thank you for your generosity and commitment.