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Operation Roundup donates $21,150 to area organizations

Special to the Progress-Argus

The Central Georgia EMC Foundation Board, which oversees the Operation Round Up program for CGEMC, awarded grants totaling $21,150 in the Central Georgia EMC territory for the month of April.

The awards were to: The Jasper County Mentor Program for new mentor training and special events; Putnam Community Resources, Inc., for food for needy families; Special Olympics Georgia for outreach and team expenses for state and national games; The Pregnancy Center for abstinence training material; Mary Persons High School Health Occupations Students of America for national competition expenses; Jasper County Family Connections for books for children; Stark United Methodist Church for River of Life for home repairs for the needy; Jackson Road Elementary School for up-to-date biographies for the media center; East Griffin Baptist for Women On Mission for electrical materials and labor for a women's shelter; The Henry County Outdoor Education Partnership, Inc., for outdoor education activities for pre-k through 12th grade; the Butts County Developmental Disabilities Service Center for service center improvements; and the Middle Georgia Center for Independent Living for assistance with a modified accessible van.

"This is a great example of the many worthy organizations within our community that can benefit from the Operation Round Up program," said Randy Dougherty, chairman of the CGEMC Foundation. "Of course, none of it would be possible without the generosity of all our participating members who volunteer to have their electric bills rounded up each month."

The CGEMC Foundation is accepting applications, which are available online at www.cgemc.com or can be picked up in person at the CGEMC office at 923 S. Mulberry St., in Jackson. Any eligible organizations seeking assistance in CGEMC's 14-county service territory are encouraged to apply.