On this #GivingTuesday we want to ask our members who might not be participating in the Operation Round Up program to consider enrolling. As a participant in Operation Round Up your monthly bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar. That means that each month your contribution can be no more than $0.99. The average co-op member donates about $6 a year. That doesn’t seem like much, but once combined with over 45,000 members it adds up to make a significant impact.
Where do those donations go? To do good work in our communities. This year Amicalola EMC was able to give over $90,000 back to the communities it serves. These donations can include helping a family in need after a house fire, assisting the local food pantries or providing funds so that the local fire departments can get a needed piece of equipment. Operation Round Up brings our cooperative closer to the communities we serve, but we couldn’t do it without you.
Please call 706-253-5200 to join!
Due to high winds, we are experiencing scattered power outages primarily in Gilmer and Pickens counties. Currently, there are 78 members out in Gilmer County, in the Rock Creek Church area off Hwy 515, and 250 members out in Pickens County in the Sharp Top Cove/Young Life/Bent Tree areas.
We are aware of at least two broken poles, which are in the process of being replaced. Crews have been assigned to all current outages and all power will be restored as soon as is safely possible. Please remember to stay away from any downed power lines and always assume they are still energized.
To report a power outage, please call one of these numbers: 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359. By doing so, you are entering the information directly into our automated outage management system and it is the most efficient way to report an outage.
Be cautious as you travel this afternoon in our service area, as high winds are forecasted to continue throughout most of the afternoon and into the evening.
Calling all high school juniors! If you live in an Amicalola EMC household, now is the time to apply for the 2024 Washington Youth Tour! Visit www.amicalolaemc.com, My Community, Youth Tour to apply. Deadline to enter is January 31, 2024. For more information, contact Stacey Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-253-5200.
From our table to yours, Amicalola EMC wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for our members and the opportunity to power your life.
Our offices will be closed this Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th.
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The holiday season is upon us, and that means we’ll be using more energy in the kitchen! Check out the tip of the month for ways you can save energy.
This Veterans Day, we stand united in gratitude for the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country.
Are you rounding up? The average contribution for Operation RoundUp per household is $6 per year. That means that for less than the cost of 4 LED light bulbs you can help positively impact your neighbors and your community.
The quarterly meeting of Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp board was held in October and $27,732 was awarded to area non-profits and individuals in need. This brings the total awarded during 2023 to $67,614. All donations are used for food, shelter, clothing, health needs, education and specialty needs. Donations are also given to house fire victims within the Amicalola EMC service area.
This quarter, organizations such as Georgia Foundation for Agriculture is being awarded money for a unique STEM based program for kids, New Beginnings for Gilmer County is raising seed money to begin building quadraplexes for home ownership, Northern Star is providing food, clothing, health care and education costs for 4 young adults to participate in their program for 6 months, and Pickens County High will purchase gift cards to award to students in order to promote good attendance.
The monthly cost to you is never more than .99 a month, and you can opt out at any time. Please call 706-253-5200 to join!
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on November 5th!