First Capital Neighborhood Solutions receives grant

Janie Carey, Central Community Foundation board member (second from right), presents a $3,788 grant to Sue DuCharme, First Capital Neighborhood Solutions director of operations (second from left), Dottie Taylor, administrative assistant (left) and OJ Myers, needs assessment board member to purchase two wheelchair ramps towards “The Great Escape” project.

First Capital Neighborhood Solutions receives grant

The Central Community Foundation board recently approved a grant of $3,788 to First Capital Neighborhood Solutions of Guthrie, Oklahoma to purchase two wheelchair ramps towards “The Great Escape” project.


“The Great Escape” project began in February as a result of overwhelming wheelchair ramp requests received following the announcement of FCNS’s rural “Housing Preservation” (HPG) investment. HPG will assist low income homeowners with repairs related to roofing, windows, plumbing, electrical, foundation and accessibility. “The Great Escape” project is expected to be completed Feb. 2020.

FCNS has a variety of other programs, such as organizing neighborhood watch groups, grant assistance for neighborhood groups, grant assistance and financial assistance for home repairs, financial assistance for home ownership, financial counseling and credit report repair, workshops and forums, and beautification programs. For more information about FCNS, visit or call (405) 282-2284.

The Central Community Foundation is a charitable organization established by Central Rural Electric Cooperative to administer a program called Operation Round Up®. The Central Community Foundation makes grants available to individuals and organizations throughout Central’s service area from the money donated by Central members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. Visit and click on the “Community” tab located at the top of the page for more information about the Community Foundation.

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