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Jackson EMC Donates $25K to Gateway Domestic Violence Center

Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to the Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville to help with relocating its emergency housing and support center.

“This grant will help us move our facility to a new, safer location on five acres,” said Jessica Butler, executive director of Gateway Domestic Violence Center. “We’ve outgrown our existing facility and have to move by the end of this year.”

The Gateway Domestic Violence Center provides emergency housing and support for survivors and children of domestic violence. Additionally, the center offers programming for children, a crisis hotline, occupational therapy and legal advocacy.

The Jackson EMC donation was made possible using 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 234,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.