Lake Blackshear Regional Library awarded grant from Sumter EMC Foundation

Published 2:47 pm Wednesday, July 4, 2018

AMERICUS — Sumter Electric Membership Corporation Foundation Inc. awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 to the Lake Blackshear Regional Library. Proceeds from the grant will be used to purchase books for children and teens.
“One of the seven guiding principles that govern the way Sumter EMC operates in involvement in the communities we serve. This project is a great example of how good things happen when people in a community work together for a common goal. Through this grants from our Foundation, Sumter EMC is proud to be part of the effort to purchase reading materials for the youth of Sumter, Schley, and surrounding counties,” said Greg Crowder, chairman of the Sumter EMC Foundation.
The Sumter EMC Foundation was founded in 2003, and is funded by cooperative members participating in Sumter EMC’s Operations Round Up®. Every month Sumter EMC rounds up the electric bill of participating members to the next whole dollar amount and deposits the difference into an interest-bearing account. The proceeds of the account are administered by the Sumter EMC Foundation’s board of trustees through grants to local schools, civic and charitable organizations. One hundred percent of the money collected is given back to the community through these grants. To date the Foundation has awarded over $962,200 to community organizations in Sumter EMC’s service territory.
Sumter EMC is a locally owned and operated electric cooperative serving Chattahoochee, Dougherty, Lee, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, and Webster counties.