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Jackson EMC Foundation awards $70K to charities
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County Jackson EMC grant
Jackson EMC District Manager Bill Sanders and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County Executive Director Ann Nixon hold a $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check. - photo by For The Times

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $112,500 in grants to organizations during its March meeting, including $70,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County received $15,000 to purchase HVAC and electrical equipment, cabinets, flooring and lighting for its Home for a Hero project, which is constructing a home for a disabled veteran on land donated by a family that lost their home to a fire last year.

  • The Boy Scouts of Northeast Georgia received $12,500 to pay for uniforms, handbooks and summer camp fees for underprivileged youth to participate in scouting.

  • The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia received $12,500 to help fund the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which teaches girls to understand themselves and their values and in turn take responsibility for making the world a better place.

  • Tiny Stitches Inc. in Suwanee received $10,000. The group uses volunteers to hand make tote bags each filled with a 37-item layette that will keep an infant warm and dry for the first two or three months of life. Bags are donated to mothers in nine North Georgia counties.

  • The American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia received $7,500 for disaster relief in Hall and Lumpkin counties, such as when families lose their home to a fire.

  • Rainbow Children’s Home, a Dahlonega shelter for abused and neglected girls, received $7,500 to help fund services such as support groups, academic tutoring, substance abuse treatment, self-defense classes and family recovery workshops.

  • The Potter’s House, an Atlanta Mission facility, received $5,000 for its residential program in Jefferson where men recovering from substance abuse receive food, housing, counsel and education.
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