Eight non-profits benefiting Hall residents approved for Jackson EMC grants

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $217,252 in grants, including $212,252 to organizations and $5,000 to an individual, during a recent meeting. Included are eight nonprofits that serve residents of Hall County: Boy Scouts of Northeast Georgia, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, too!; Heirbon Servants, Inc.; Rape Response, Inc.; Angel House of Georgia, Inc.; Wheels of Hope-Athens, Inc.; Georgia Transplant Foundation, Inc.; and NOA’s Ark, In. (No One Alone.)

Grant amounts and details about the work of each organization can be found below.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $20,000 to Hi-Hope Service Center, Inc., Lawrenceville, to help fund part-time nursing and nutrition services for 20 Gwinnett County residents with developmental disabilities who require onsite nursing care for services, such as daily medication, insulin, blood checks and specialized medical treatment.
  • $19,957 to Boy Scouts of Northeast Georgia, Inc., serving all Jackson EMC counties, to provide uniforms, handbooks and scouting membership fees to help underprivileged youth participate in scouting.
  • $15,000 to Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc., for construction materials and finishing supplies for its Build with Strength Program for a new home build.
  • $15,000 to Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too!, Inc., serving all Jackson EMC counties to improve the quality of life for those who are mobility-impaired due to any physical disability, illness or injury for its Home Medical Equipment Program for equipment and client care services.
  • $15,000 to Gwinnett-Walton Habitat for Humanity for construction materials and finishing supplies for a new home build.
  • $15,000 to Heirborn Servants, Inc., serving Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties, to provide assistance with its Give Rides program, which partners with community groups, transitional housing organizations and rideshare companies to ensure survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence can get to therapy and employment.
  • $15,000 to Jackson County Habitat for Humanity for construction materials and finishing supplies for a new home build.
  • $15,000 to Rape Response, Inc. serving Hall and Lumpkin counties for its training expenses, fees and transportation for educators in its Prevention Education Program.
  • $10,000 to Angel House of Georgia, Inc., to provide entrance and program fees at the Gainesville recovery residence for women throughout the Jackson EMC service area with alcohol and/or drug addiction.
  • $10,000 to Athens Area Diaper Bank to provide diapers for low-income families in Clarke County.
  • $10,000 to Lindsay’s Legacy Youth Mentoring, Inc., for its youth mentoring program serving students in the Commerce City, Jefferson City and Jackson County school systems to provide training resources and support for adult mentors.
  • $10,000 to Positive Impact International, Inc., Suwannee, for food, clothing, hygiene supplies and counseling services for its Safe Place program, which helps homeless youth in Gwinnett County in unsafe conditions or situation get immediate shelter.
  • $10,000 to Wheels of Hope-Athens, Inc., for its transportation services program that provides rides for disabled and elderly residents in Barrow, Clarke, Hall, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties.
  • $10,000 to Vision to Learn to provide free vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses for K-12 students in need in Gwinnett County schools.
  • $7,500 to NOA’s Ark, Inc. (No One Alone) for its Trauma Counseling Program, designed to serve adults and children in all counties served by Jackson EMC recovering from family violence, child sexual assault, and dating violence.
  • $5,295 to Jackson County Extension/4-H Club for its 4-H SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun, and Education) Shotgun Team Program to purchase a trailer to help store and transport their supplies.
  • $5,000 to Georgia Transplant Foundation, Inc., serving all Jackson EMC counties to provide financial assistance for organ transplant candidates and recipients for medication, insurance premiums, lodging, transportation, emergency assistance and other services.
  • $4,500 to Comics Appreciation Project, Inc., Bogart, a nonprofit organization that shares and fosters an appreciation for comics through literacy engagement programs to purchase books for its Share-Care Books Program to serve residents in all counties served by Jackson EMC.

Individual Recipient:

  • $5,000 for a handicapped accessible vehicle for a man who is disabled.