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Jackson EMC Donates $25K to Wellroot Family Services

Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to Wellroot Family Services to meet the needs of foster families and children in the Gainesville area.

“We are so grateful for the continued kindness and generosity of Jackson EMC. This incredible gift will have a significant impact on our work in Gainesville in the coming year,” said Heather Kersey, Director of Development for Wellroot. “We’re developing a family preservation program to keep at-risk families in-tact through parent education, needs assessment and assistance as well as linking them with community resources closest to them.”

Wellroot Family Services, formerly known as The United Methodist Children’s Home, responds to the needs of children and families through its foster care, transitional living and family housing programs.

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 238,000 meters on 14,396 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.