The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented grants to three local agencies in July. 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.
Grants were presented to the following organizations:
- Baldwin County Education Coalition, which mobilizes resources (financial, volunteer and in-kind services) to meet the needs of our public schools.
- Ecumenical Ministries, a non-denominational, comprehensive social service agency providing aid to low-income families and individuals in Baldwin County.
- The Shoulder, a Christian-based treatment center for individuals affected by alcohol/drug abuse and their families.