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Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $22,058 in June

During the June meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 8 grant projects, totaling $22,058 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations that received funds this quarter are:

Georgia College & State University Foundation: $1,000 to provide drinking water for students at the Harrisburg Community Center in Baldwin County. 

Gray United Methodist Church: $6,000 in funds to purchase materials for River of Life, a home repair ministry to benefit individuals in need in Jones and Wilkinson Counties. 

Jones County Family Connection: $1,000 in funds to purchase bookbags for students to be dispersed at the back to school carnival in Jones County. 

Middle Georgia State University Foundation: $1,000 to purchase a STEM Kit Car and supplies for a team of students from Baldwin and Putnam County to compete in the Soapbox Derby in Macon.

Muscular Dystrophy Association: $4,000 to send students from the Tri-County EMC service area with Muscular Dystrophy to summer camp. 

Northridge Christian Ramp Ministry: $1,558 to purchase materials to construct two wheelchair ramps for individuals in need in Baldwin County.  

Putnam Community Resources: $2,500 to purchase food for a food bank in Putnam County. 

Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia: $5,000 to pay for 333 nights of stay for for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. 

Operation Roundup is funded by the voluntary contributions to Tri-County EMC members to the Tri-County EMC Foundation. Participants in the program have their monthly bill rounded up to the next dollar, with that surplus amount going to fund Operation Roundup. Any individual wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to the foundation may contact Kim Broun at 478.986.8126 or make a check payable to: Tri-County EMC Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 487, Gray, GA 31032.

Any non-profit, civic, religious or government organization located within Tri-County’s eight county service area are eligible to receive funding. Applications must be for special needs or projects. No applications for contributions to an organization’s general funds will be accepted. Applications may be downloaded from or mailed upon request by calling 478.986.8126.