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During the March 2019 meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 11 projects, totaling $23,484 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations chosen to receive funds this quarter were listed below.
Boy Scout Troop 87: $2,200 to replace the troop’s equipment trailer and equipment that was stolen in September 2018
Brave Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center: $1,000 to purchase new safety equipment, games, saddles, horse care costs and every day expenses to maintain the riding facility
Café Central: $3,000 to purchase canned goods and non-perishable food items for poverty stricken clients to eat at home
Cub Scout Pack 119: $1,000 to purchase camping supplies and materials for the scouts Funds to purchase camping supplies and materials for the scouts
Jasper County Mentor Program: $1,000 in funds for an educational field trip to Charlie Elliott’s Wildlife Center
Jones County Family Connection: $1,500 to purchase mesh book bags for Jones County students to be distributed at the back to school event in July 2019
Jones County Parks and Recreation: $2,000 to enroll Jones County children in the Ferst Readers program for 12 months
Putnam Christian Outreach: $8,784 to purchase low sugar/low sodium food for a food bank in Putnam county, to repair the rotting floor of an individual in need’s home in Putnam county and to repair the bathroom for an individual in need’s home in Putnam County.
Baldwin County Fire and Rescue: $3,000 to purchase smoke alarms for low income residents in Baldwin County.
About Operation Roundup:
Operation Roundup is funded by voluntary contributions from Tri-County 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 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. Applications can be found on our website at www.tri-countyemc.com/operation-round-up.cms or mailed upon request by calling 478.986.8126.(68634001)
Interested in Applying for a Grant?:
Do you know of a non-profit group needing funding for a specific project in the Tri-County EMC service area? Encourage them to complete an Operation Roundup Grant Application. The next deadline to apply for an Operation Roundup Grant is June 1.
Application must be for a special project or need. Donations will not be made to an organization’s general budget.
Project must be located within a county that Tri-County EMC serves (Baldwin, Putnam, Jones, Bibb, Jasper, Morgan Twiggs or Wilkinson County)
Organization must be a non-profit, civic, religious or government organization