The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented grants to two local charities at their July meeting.
Grants were presented to the following organizations:
• Family Promise of Baldwin County, an organization that provides a temporary shelter, related services and nurturing support to homeless families with children, and assists them with obtaining suitable and permanent housing.
• American Red Cross, South Alabama Chapter, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.
These grants were made possible through Baldwin EMC’s Operation Round Up program, which collects money for charitable causes by rounding up participating members’ electric bills to the next highest dollar amount, with the extra change used to fund grants. Grants must meet one of six qualifying categories: food, clothing, shelter, health, environment and education.