Hall County receives $75,000 donation from Jackson EMC Foundation

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors has recently granted a total of $75,600 to organizations that cater to the needs of Hall County residents.

During a recent meeting, the board of directors at Jackson EMC awarded a combined total of $110,600 in grants for various agencies, according to officials.

The Jackson EMC Foundation generously donated to the following organizations:

    • $18,600 to Creative Enterprises, Inc., Lawrenceville, which provides employment opportunities, and social and life skills training to individuals with developmental disabilities for its Sponsorships for Services Program.

    • $15,000 to American Red Cross 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, and for smoke alarm installations.

    • $15,000 to Mosaic Georgia, Inc., Duluth, to provide assistance for its Children’s Advocacy Center program that includes family aftercare and counseling for clients in all counties served by Jackson EMC.

    • $12,000 to Helping Mamas, Norcross, to purchase 105,819 diapers to distribute to women and children in need in Gwinnett and Hall counties.

    • $10,000 to Fresh Wind Recovery Ministry, Inc., Athens, to provide admission fees for its Recovery Program for individuals with addiction in all counties served by Jackson EMC.

    • $5,000 to Giving Health, Inc., whose goal is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families who cannot afford access to affordable healthcare to provide fees for 25 households in need in Jackson EMC’s service area with access to virtual medical and mental health services.   

Creative Enterprises, Inc. in Lawrenceville received $18,600 through its Sponsorships for Services Program. This program aims to offer employment opportunities, as well as social and life skills training to individuals with developmental disabilities.

The American Red Cross Northeast Georgia received a generous donation of $15,000. This funding will be utilized to offer vital disaster relief support to families residing in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties. The assistance provided will include essential provisions such as food, shelter, clothing, and personal needs for those who have lost their homes due to fires or other natural disasters. Additionally, a portion of the funds will be allocated towards the installation of smoke alarms to enhance safety measures in the community.

Mosaic Georgia, Inc., located in Duluth, will receive a generous donation of $15,000 from Jackson EMC. This funding will be specifically allocated to support the Children’s Advocacy Center program, ensuring that families in all counties served by Jackson EMC have access to crucial aftercare and counseling services.

Helping Mamas, a nonprofit organization based in Norcross, received a generous donation of $12,000. This donation will be used to purchase a total of 105,819 diapers, which will then be distributed to women and children in need in Gwinnett and Hall counties. This initiative aims to provide essential support to those facing financial difficulties and ensure the well-being of vulnerable individuals and families in the community.

Fresh Wind Recovery Ministry, Inc. in Athens will receive a generous donation of $10,000. This funding will be utilized to cover admission fees for their Recovery Program. The program is specifically designed to support individuals struggling with addiction. It will benefit those residing in the counties served by Jackson EMC.

Giving Health, Inc. aims to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families who lack access to affordable healthcare. In support of their mission, a generous donation of $5,000 has been made to provide virtual medical and mental health services to 25 households in need within Jackson EMC’s service area.

Jackson EMC officials credit the availability of these grants to the support of the cooperative’s 213,228 members who participate in the Operation Round Up program. Through this program, members round their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar, allowing for the allocation of funds towards community initiatives.

Since its inception in 2005, the program has provided a total of 1,893 grants to organizations and 426 grants to individuals, injecting over $19.9 million into local communities.

You can apply for a foundation grant if you are an individual or organization in counties served by Jackson EMC. Click here to apply.

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