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Salem’s Bradie Shrum Elementary School recently announced that Duke Energy has awarded a $5,000 grant for the school’s Jump Start program.

Jump Start is a non-profit organization that is funded through grants, along with contributions from community businesses, organizations, and individuals.

“Duke Energy is passionate about giving back to the communities in which they serve,” said a Jump Start spokesperson in making the grant announcement. “Jump Start is pleased and honored to be a recipient of the community-minded generosity provided by Duke Energy.”

“The Duke Energy Foundation is honored to support Jump Start with this grant,” said Bruce Calloway, community relations manager for Duke Energy.  “We are pleased to partner in a program that provides students with the tools they need to succeed.”

In 2019 the Jump Start program at Bradie Shrum, now in its 14th year, provided 124 students the necessary supplies that were needed to begin the school year.

Jump Start applications, which were recently sent home with all current kindergarten and first grade students, are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 20th.

Late applications will not be accepted.