More than $91,000 has been awarded to non-profit organizations by the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors, including $5,000 to agencies serving Hall County.
*$2,500 to Cresswind LL Veterans, Inc., a Gainesville-based group serving veterans and their families, for its Helping Others Program, which focuses on helping financial assistance, food, clothing, shelter and mentoring to needy and homeless veterans in Hall County.
*$2,500 to Spirit of Joy Food Pantry in Flowery Branch, which distributes food to those in need in Banks, Barrow, Hall, and Jackson counties, to purchase food.
Jackson EMC Foundation grants are made possible by the 194,495 participating cooperative members who have their monthly electric bills rounded to the next dollar amount through the Operation Round Up program. Their “spare change” has funded 1,476 grants to organizations and 386 grants to individuals, putting more than $15 million back into local communities since the program began in 2005.
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 https://www.jacksonemc.com/foundation-apply or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.