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There’s so many good things happening in the communities served by Amicalola EMC. It is truly amazing to see all the non-profits that work so hard to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate in our local communities. The Operation RoundUp board met in April and awarded $17, 252 in grants to the following community nonprofits. It’s important to note that only qualifying individuals are able to receive support from these agencies:
Action Ministries, to help qualifying families pay rent/mortgage payments.
Angels on Horseback, a donation toward a tractor to maintain pastures, arena, barn and fencing.
Burnt Mountain Center, a grant to help pay for tickets to a science museum
CARES, Inc., help offset fuel costs for refrigerated box truck
Cherokee Outdoor YMCA, help provide summer camp for kids
ConnectAbility, help purchase a high-performance wheelchair
Gilmer County Library, purchase and install audio and video equipment in story time area
Good Shepherd Recovery House, help with food costs
Heartlite Hospice, assist patients with rent or mortgage payments
Hill City Elementary, Heritage Day supplies
Mountain Wisdom, Inc., help support two summer campers
Muscular Dystrophy Association, help fund Camp Walk-n-Roll for 5 summer campers
MUST Ministries, Inc. assist families with rent
North GA. Community Action, Inc., help expand the Community Paramedic Program
South Enotah Child Advocacy Center, help fund staff training and materials
St. Vincent de Paul Society, assist with housing costs, medical needs and food
Sunshine on a Ranney Day, assist with modification of bathroom and bedroom for 4 year old handicapped child.
In addition, qualifying individuals received a donation directly from Operation RoundUp for food, clothing, shelter, education, medical costs and specialty needs.
In spring and summer months, set your ceiling fans to turn counter-clockwise. This will create a cool breeze. Remember: ceiling fans cool people; not rooms. Turn them off when you leave the room. For more energy saving information, visit energystar.gov.
Our Northern District office in Ellijay will be closing at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to system upgrades. This office will resume regular business hours on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
One more day until our annual youth awards banquet where 133 students from all across our service area will be honored and take home college scholarships. All scholarships are funded in accordance with Georgia’s unclaimed property laws O.C.G.A. 44-12-236. #AEMC2018
Make sure your refrigerator door seal is airtight for maximum energy efficiency. Test the seal by closing the door over a piece of paper (so that it’s half in and half out). If you can easily pull the piece of paper out, your seal may need to be replaced or the latch may need to be adjusted.
The Operation RoundUp board met in January to distribute over $15,000 in grants for the first quarter of 2018. Recipients include Dawson County FFA, Dawson County Wee Books, Enotah CASA, Gilmer Christian Learning Center, Gilmer High Technology students, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, Isaiah House, Joy House, Lumpkin Family Connection, North Georgia Interfaith Ministries, North Georgia Pregnancy Center, Pickens County BOE emergency fund and Pickens Ferst, as well as donations made to individuals for hearing aids, rent, clothes, medicine, propane gas, dental work, food, and eye glasses. In addition, a donation totaling $5,000 was made to 5 different member households whose primary residence was completely destroyed by fire.
Take a second to notice the next time you open your electric bill. If your balance does not end in .00, then you’re not “rounding up”. Please consider joining today! It can and does improve the quality of life for local residents.