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December
2017
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Jackson EMC Donates $20K to Good Samaritan Dental Clinic

(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) – Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to the Good Samaritan Clinic of Gwinnett for the purchase of equipment for the new dental clinic.

Gwinnett’s only full-time charity dental practice serves uninsured residents of Gwinnett County and has delivered more than 2,500 dental appointments since July 2017. “This money will enable us to purchase more dental chairs and other equipment so we can provide even more care for the poor and uninsured of our community,” said Greg Lang, executive director of the Good Samaritan Clinic.

Lang continued, “We offer low-cost dental care to serve those who are poor, do not have dental insurance, and cannot afford routine dental care in traditional settings.”

The Jackson EMC donation was made from margin refunds that have been unclaimed by the electric cooperative’s members for five years. Legislation passed in 2005 permits Georgia electric cooperatives to make charitable, education and economic development contributions of unclaimed margin refunds.

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, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 225,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.

Photo: Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger presents Greg Lang, executive director of the Good Samaritan Clinic, and his staff with a $20,000 Jackson EMC check to Good Samaritan Clinic Gwinnett that will help fund the dental clinic to serve uninsured residents.