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Jackson EMC Donates $30K to Path Project

(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2018) – Jackson EMC has donated $30,000 to Path Project in Gainesville for the purchase of a van to provide transportation for students in the Baker & Glover Mobile Home Park.

“This grant will allow us to provide student transportation outside the mobile home park neighborhood, since many families do not have vehicles,” said Meredith Pierce, community director of Path Project. “We will be better able to offer elementary tutoring and homework help.”

The Path Project has delivered after-school programming in conjunction with Gainesville First United Methodist Church for 10 years in an effort to increase the high school graduation rate of students living in mobile home parks. The program works with community leaders, churches and local schools to build positive relationships and empower kids academically.

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 228,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.