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Jackson EMC Foundation awards $57K to agencies serving Hall County residents
Jackson EMC District Manager Bill Sanders presents a $5,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check to NOA’s Ark Director Cara Ledford that will help provide food to the emergency shelter’s residents and outreach clients. - photo by For The Times

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $77,792 in grants during its December meeting, including $57,427 to agencies serving Hall County residents:

$15,000 to Project Adam, a Winder-based nonprofit that focuses on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug dependency.

$11,927 to Fragile Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that provides prescribed medical equipment that Medicaid and private insurance will not cover to medically fragile children.

$10,000 to Eyes of Love Lighthouse Mission in Buford, a grassroots ministry that collects and distributes clothes, food and furniture to those in need in Gwinnett, Hall and Barrow counties.

$8,000 to Eagle Ranch, a Chestnut Mountain home for boys and girls in crisis serving all of Northeast Georgia.

$7,500 to Adventure Bags, an Auburn-based nonprofit that sources and stuffs comfort bags and distributes them to displaced children.

$5,000 to NOA’s Ark (No One Alone), a Dahlonega emergency shelter and comprehensive support program for women and children from Lumpkin, Gwinnett and Hall counties who have been the victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Jackson EMC Foundation grants are made possible by the more than 184,400 participating cooperative members who have their monthly electric bills rounded to the next dollar amount through the Operation Round Up program.