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Jackson EMC Foundation awards grants to area groups fighting COVID-19

By AccessWDUN Staff

As North Georgia organizations continue to provide community support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jackson EMC Foundation has awarded nearly $150,000 to those groups for emergency support.

Below is a list of organizations receiving grants from the foundation:

  • $10,000 to Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, in Athens, to help provide emergency food assistance in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties.
  • $10,000 to Georgia Mountain Food Bank, in Gainesville, to help provide emergency food assistance in Hall and Lumpkin counties.
  • $10,000 to Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry to help provide emergency food assistance in Gwinnett County.
  • $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Flowery Branch to help provide rent, mortgage and food assistance in Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.
  • $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Gainesville to help provide rent and mortgage assistance in Hall County.
  • $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Jefferson to provide rent and mortgage assistance in Jackson County.
  • $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Lawrenceville to help provide rent and mortgage assistance in Gwinnett County.
  • $8,857 to New Path 1010 to provide emergency food assistance to Barrow County seniors, Project Adam residential treatment program clients, and students.
  • $8,000 to the Madison County School District to help provide food for its weekend backpack program, and for the installation of a SmartBus WiFi system that will provide Internet access to students who are digitally learning at home.
  • $5,000 to Banks Jackson Food Bank to help provide emergency food assistance in Banks and Jackson counties.
  • $5,000 to Community Helping Place, in Dahlonega, to help provide emergency food assistance in Lumpkin County.
  • $5,000 to Lumpkin County Family Connection, in Dahlonega, to help provide emergency food for its Backpack Buddy Program.
  • $5,000 to Salvation Army – Athens to help provide emergency housing and food assistance in Clarke, Madison and Oglethorpe counties.
  • $5,000 to Salvation Army – Gainesville to help provide emergency housing and food assistance in Banks, Barrow, Hall and Jackson counties.
  • $5,000 to Salvation Army – Gwinnett to help provide emergency housing and food assistance in Gwinnett County.
  • $5,000 to Salvation Army – Toccoa to help provide emergency housing and food assistance in Franklin and Lumpkin counties.
  • $3,600 to Commerce City Schools for the installation of a SmartBus WiFi system to provide Internet access to students who are digitally learning at home.
  • $3,000 to Jefferson City Schools for the installation of a SmartBus WiFi system to provide Internet access to students who are digitally learning at home.
  • $3,000 to Mending the Gap, in Lawrenceville, to provide emergency food assistance to Gwinnett County senior citizens.
  • $3,000 to Norcross Meals on Wheels, for emergency food delivery to Gwinnett County senior citizens.
  • $2,800 to Jackson County School System for the installation of a SmartBus WiFi system to provide Internet access to students who are digitally learning at home.
  • $2,500 to Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry to provide emergency food assistance in Barrow, Gwinnett and Hall counties.
  • $2,500 to Happy Sacks, in Duluth, to help provide emergency food for its weekend backpacks for needy children in seven local schools.

The grants were determined by a special meeting of the Jackson EMC board of directors on March 31 and were funded by the EMC's Operation Round Up program.

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Jackson EMC Foundation awards grants to area groups fighting COVID-19
As North Georgia organizations continue to provide community support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jackson EMC Foundation has awarded nearly $150,000 to those groups for emergency support.
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