Sept 9--Altamaha EMC’s Operation Round Up program provides assistance to charitable organizations and agencies in the seven counties served by Altamaha EMC.
All Operation Round Up donations are administered through the Altamaha EMC Foundation, an independent organization governed by a board of directors made up of community leaders. Each quarter, this board evaluates all applications for funding and determines how the funds will be distributed. The Altamaha EMC Foundation Board recently awarded grants to benefit six local agencies.
WINGS of Dublin, GA received a $2,500 grant to purchase supplies needed for their prevention program which is offered to middle-school, high-school and college students. WINGS supports families of domestic violence by providing safe shelter for victims and their children. (Pictured L-R: Heather Mullis, WINGS Executive Director and Tammye Vaughn, Altamaha EMC Foundation Coordinator)
Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (SECCA) is an educational partnership among four local school systems and Southeastern Technical College where high school students participate in courses directly relevant to their career choices. SECCA received a $5,000 grant to help create an Energy Industry Pathway to prepare students for careers in the energy industry. (Pictured L-R: George McLendon, Altamaha EMC Assistant Manager; Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager; Mack Griffin, Altamaha EMC Foundation Board Chairman; Kip Hart, SECCA Energy Pathways Instructor; David Avery, SECCA Director of High School Programs; and Tammye Vaughn, Altamaha EMC Foundation Coordinator)
Vidalia City Schools received a grant for $2,500 to help sustain the 21st Century after school program for the upcoming school year. (Ginger Morris, Vidalia City Schools Assistant Superintendent; Jared Sharpe, Vidalia Learning Center Site Coordinator; Paige Williamson, Vidalia Learning Center Program Manager; Mack Griffin, Altamaha EMC Foundation Board Chairman; and Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager)
The Toombs County Family Intervention Center was formed in 1980 to provide after school programming to Toombs County youth ages 12 – 17. Their goal is to help youth develop life skills and build strong character. The Center received a $5,000 grant to help purchase a van to transport their students. (Pictured L-R: Mack Griffin, Altamaha EMC Foundation Board Chairman; Maude Anderson, Family Intervention Center Executive Director; Wesley Walker, Lyons Police Chief; Tracy Johnson, Family Intervention Center; and Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager)
A $2,000 grant was awarded to the Toombs County Boys & Girls Club to establish and reading and STEAM curriculum to enhance learning for the 250 plus children and teens who attend the club. (Pictured L-R: Mack Griffin, Altamaha EMC Foundation Board Chairman; Wes Chapman, Boys & Girls Club of Toombs County Board Chairman; Ralph Goethe, Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County CEO; and Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager)
A $1,500 grant awarded to the Muscular Dystrophy Association will help fund the costs for two local children with muscular dystrophy to attend the MDA summer camp at Camp Twin Lakes. (Pictured L-R: Vivian Stewart, MDA Development Coordinator; George McLendon, Altamaha EMC Assistant Manager; and Bridgett Monroe, MDA Executive Director)
Interested charitable organizations and agencies can apply for funding by completing the required application which can be found on Altamaha EMC’s website at www.altamahaemc.com. For more information, contact Tammye Vaughn at 912-526-2120.