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Jackson EMC Donates $10K in Disaster Relief for South Georgia

(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov.5, 2018) Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army to assist families in South Georgia working to rebuild following the widespread devastation after Hurricane Michael.

More than 80 Jackson EMC employees worked to restore power in south Georgia and Florida following Hurricane Michael for members of Grady EMC and Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative during major outages cooperatives work together to restore power for their members.

“Our employees were so moved by the graciousness and appreciation they received from our neighbors to the south, we wanted to do more than turn the lights on,” said Chip Jakins, president and CEO. “We hope this funding helps bring added comfort to those in need across South Georgia.”

The donation to the state branch of the Salvation Army was designated solely for restoration efforts. For more information, visit https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/aboutus/?facts.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Georgia. The cooperative serves more than 229,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.