MONROE, Ga. – Giving an average of 50 cents per month through our Operation Roundup service assistance program, tens of thousands of Walton Electric Membership Corporation customer-owners have donated a total of more than $4.5 million since 1998.
Participants in Operation Round Up elect to have their monthly electric bill “rounded up” to the next dollar and 100% of that rounded up donation is used to make life better for our communities.
The pocket change given each month extends the commitment to community on which electric cooperatives were built over 75 years ago - neighbor helping neighbor.
Here is a partial list of recent grant recipients:
Adventure Bags, Inc. (Barrow, Clarke, Greene, Gwinnett, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Walton) -- $10,000 to provide backpacks filled with age-appropriate essential items to displaced children.
Angel House of Georgia (Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Rockdale) -- $1,500 to fund substance abuse treatment for women.
Athens Regional Veterans Transport (Barrow, Clarke, Greene, Gwinnett, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale, Walton) -- $7,000 to provide van service to veterans for medical treatment.
ALS Association of Georgia (entire WEMC service area) -- $8,000 to assist families with expenses not covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
The Cottage Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. (Clarke, Greene, Newton, Oconee, Walton) -- $2,000
Rainbow Community Center (DeKalb, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Walton) -- $3,000 for security lighting. Rainbow is a homeless shelter.
Walton County Fire Rescue (Walton) -- $9,110 for recruiting, training and retaining volunteer firefighters.
Walton EMC provides electric service to 124,000 residential and business accounts in a 10-county area between Atlanta and Athens. Because its customers own the company, service -- not profit -- is Walton EMC’s primary focus.
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