The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $114,431 in grants during its July meeting, including $101,800 to organizations and $12,631 to individuals.
*Organizational Grant Recipients:
$15,000 to American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, to provide disaster relief, including food, shelter, personal needs and clothing, to families in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe counties who have lost their home to a fire or natural disaster.
$15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta—Gwinnett, for the Lawrenceville Club’s Power Hour program, which is part of its overall Academic Success program that provides club members with daily support, resources and guidance needed to complete school assignments while maintaining educational confidence and ability.
$15,000 to Eagle Ranch, a 310-acre campus in Flowery Branch for boys and girls in crisis serving all of Northeast Georgia, to allow 32 children to participate in its Equine Therapy Program.
$15,000 to Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, to help provide its Helpline phone system, operated by volunteers, which serves as a one-stop referral service for callers seeking assistance with low-cost medical care, food, rent and utility assistance, emergency shelter, counseling services and needs.
$15,000 to Gwinnett Student Leadership Program, for its student leadership program, which provides high school juniors and seniors in 23 public schools with practical leadership skills and training to return to their home high school and facilitate the core leadership principles there to increase the development of student leaders.
$14,800 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier in Hall County for its Triple Play program that helps 1,300 youth increase their knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness with the primary goal of reducing childhood obesity.
$12,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank, to provide eight mobile food pantries in Gwinnett County that will feed 1,600 food-insecure families through partner agencies, eliminating the need for the agencies to store the food and allowing the Food Bank to distribute food at a fraction of the cost.
*Individual Grant Recipients:
$5,000 to help purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle for a family’s disabled son.
$5,000 to help repair a deck and build a ramp for a disabled person.
$2,631 to help purchase hand controls for a vehicle and provide a driver evaluation for an amputee.