The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented grants to four local agencies in August. Those agencies include the following:
- Youth Reach Gulf Coast, a non-profit ministry designed to remold the values and turn around the lives of at-risk young men, ages 18-22.
- North Baldwin Ecumenical Association, a non-denominational, comprehensive social service agency that provides aid to low-income families and individuals in Baldwin County.
- The Baldwin County Education Coalition, which mobilizes resources (financial, volunteer and in-kind services) to meet the needs of our public schools.
- One More Moment, Inc., supports the mental health of parents of teens and children in crisis.
These grants were made possible through Baldwin EMC’s Operation Round Up program. This program collects money for charitable causes by rounding up participating members’ electric bills to the next highest dollar amount. The extra change is then used to fund grants.
Grants must meet one of six qualifying categories: food, clothing, shelter, health, environment and education.