Posted: Friday, September 13th 2013 at 4:38pm
Hall agencies receive $22k from Jackson EMC Foundation
JEFFERSON - The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $87,998 in grants during their August meeting, including $76,800 to organizations and $11,198 to individuals.
Two agencies serving Hall County residents received $21,800:
*$15,000 to the Salvation Army – Gainesville, which serves Banks, Barrow, Hall and Jackson counties, to assist with the costs of providing Emergency Shelter to prevent homelessness and community meals for families and individuals who are struggling; the agency provided 9,027 nights of shelter and 7,750 meals last year.
*$6,800 to the Hall County Library System to provide bilingual Awe Early Literacy stations, computers which have software and applications that promote six primary literacy skills, for the Blackshear Place and Murrayville Branches.
The Jackson EMC Foundation has put more than $7.9 million back into local communities since it was founded in 2005, funding 776 grants to organizations and 274 grants to individuals. Cooperative members participating in Operation Round Up have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar amount, with the “spare change” going to the Foundation.
Any individual or charitable organization in the ten counties served by Jackson EMC (Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe) may apply for a Foundation grant by completing an application, available online at http://www.jacksonemc.com/foundation-guidelines or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.
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