This year, Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp program has awarded $90,383 in donations to local nonprofits and individuals.
According to a press release by the electric cooperative, the quarterly meeting of Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp board was held in October and $20,119 was awarded to local nonprofit organizations and individuals in need. This brought the total awarded in 2022 to $90,383.
“All donations are used for food, shelter, clothing, health needs, education and specialty needs,” the release said. “Donations are also given to house fire victims within the Amicalola EMC service area.”
Funds donated through the program are raised by Amicalola EMC members who choose to round up their electric bill each month to the nearest dollar. The monthly cost to members can never be more than 99 cents a month, and the average donation by each member in a year is $6.
“If you are a member of Amicalola EMC and you are not rounding up your electric bill for charity, you are missing a great opportunity to use small change to make a big difference,” the release said.
For more information about Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp, call 706-253-5200.