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During the June meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 7 projects, totaling $18,100 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations chosen to receive funds this quarter are listed below.

Burn Foundation of America: $3,000 to help cover patient and family service expenses for burn victims from the Tri-County EMC service area.

Camp Dream Foundation: $3,000 in funds to send students with physical or developmental disabilities to a handicap accessible summer camp.

Habitat for Humanity, Putnam County: $4,200 in funds to purchase materials to construct a Habitat home in Putnam County.

Helping Hands Society - Sacred Heart Catholic Church: $1,000 in funds to help cover the costs food baskets to be distributed at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need in Baldwin County.

Make-A-Wish Foundation: $3,000 to cover the cost of wish experiences for children with critical illnesses from the Tri-County EMC service area.

Ronald McDonald House: $2,500 to provide nights of stay for families from the Tri-County EMC service area while their children are in the hospital.

The Georgia Parenting Project: $1,400 in funds to purchase non-perishable food items and adult incontinence items for those in need in Putnam 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.

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. 

Qualifications:
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

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