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Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp gives over $17,000 in charitable donations
Kirk Cameron, Executive Director of the Craddock Center, poses with the center’s donation from Operation Roundup. This donation will go toward purchasing books for children in Dawson, Gilmer, Lumpkin and Pickens counties. Submitted to the Dawson County News.

Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp program recently raised $17,892 for local charities and those in need, according to a press release by Amicalola EMC. 

“Due to the generosity of thousands of Amicalola EMC members who ‘round-up’ for charity, $17,892 was awarded to area non-profits and individuals in need,” the release said. 

The quarterly meeting of the Operation RoundUp board was held in February and grants were presented to eight different local nonprofits, three of which serve Dawson County. Qualifying local individuals in need were also given financial assistance to help purchase clothing, shoes, food, medical bills, propane gas or rent. 

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Jacquie Sebastiao and Kimberly Cabral with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center, pose with the center’s donation from Operation RoundUp. This donation will go to help needy families with rent, utilities (other than electric), groceries, clothes, baby supplies and gasoline for transportation.

According to the release, the Operation RoundUp program is a way for Amicalola EMC members to help make a difference in the community for a very small cost. 

“The monthly cost to you can never be more than 99 cents a month and the average is only about $6 a year,” the release said. “Please call (706) 253-5200 to join.”