Community Involvement

 

 

Employee Involvement

Employees volunteer their time, energy and resources.

Jackson EMC employees put the cooperative principle of “Concern for Community” in action by volunteering their time and resources for local organizations within our 10-county service area. Our employees have joined Habitat for Humanity builds, filled backpacks for weekend food programs, sorted food donations at food pantries, mentored at-risk youth, and painted a non-profit thrift store. Our engineering employees serve as volunteer science fair judges. Additionally, in 2017, our employees participated in more than twenty 5K races benefiting local non-profits. 

Many Jackson EMC employees serve as committee members and officers of area chambers of commerce and service and civic organizations, such as the Gwinnett Student Leadership Board, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Peace Place, The Tree House, Boys & Girls Club, and Legacy Mentoring.

Check out a few of our community highlights below. For an archived list of community stories, visit our newsroom.

Read about some of the activities our employees are doing in the community:

Jackson EMC Employees around a Christmas treeJACKSON EMC EMPLOYEES GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITIES

Jackson EMC employees embraced a variety of ways to bring holiday cheer to those in need in our communities. From adopting seniors who had no family to building a ramp for a woman who is wheelchair-bound, Jackson EMC employees ...

A dog is the most under-rated benefit a veteran could have.THE MOST UNDER-RATED BENEFIT A VETERAN COULD HAVE

Chris June, a Jackson EMC Gwinnett District lineman, is in a unique position to relate to the concerns and issues of veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He comes from a long-line of family members who have served in the military. ...

Melanie Berryman was award the Georgia EMC 2017 Community Service and Volunteerism Award for EMC employees WHERE THERE’S A PASSION, THERE’S A PLACE TO SERVE

Melanie Berryman has a passion for serving others. “My passion is being a voice for those less fortunate, sharing my story to help others so they don’t feel alone in their own story or struggle,” said Berryman, who serves as district secretary for the Neese office. ...

Group of employees standing behind a pyramid of boxes they've packedCONTAGIOUS GIVING

Tonia Standridge knew the joy of watching children opening Christmas presents. Her family hosted 82 foster children in their home throughout her childhood and teen years. But it wasn’t until she saw a video of children in Guatemala opening a 90-pound care box ...

A large group of motorcyclist getting ready to ride

EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY CANCER

Tim Sweat, one of seven children that included five brothers and one sister, has a history of cancer in his family. “We first lost my brother—the healthy one—at age 38. He ate healthy, exercised, really took care of himself. And he’s the one who got cancer,” Sweat said. ...

Man in a Salvation Army apron rings a bellMANAGER VOLUNTEERS WITH SALVATION ARMY

If you’ve recently shopped at one of the local Walmart’s in Gwinnett County, you may have seen District Manager Randy Dellinger donning the official apron and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. ...

Man holding a certificate with a group of peopleBOWLING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Civitans organization encourages its clubs to seek out and meet needs within their communities, so when Terry Whitworth, district operations superintendent in Gainesville and member of the Lanierland Civitan Club, learned that there was no structured support system ...

Participants in the Back to School RallyBACK TO SCHOOL RALLY

Neese District employees Karin Morris, customer service rep; Mayra Velez, bi-lingual customer service rep; Randall Echols, custodian; and Melanie Berryman, Neese District secretary and M.A.R.T. Life Enrichment Action Team Committee member volunteer, ...

 

Cooperative Involvement

Jackson EMC strengthens area organizations and events

At Jackson EMC, we take the cooperative principle of “concern for community” very seriously. We are proud to make the communities we serve better places to live by providing volunteer manpower and financial support for local community and charitable activities. We provide support to schools and colleges, non-profit organizations and chambers of commerce within the communities we serve. Additionally, many of our employees volunteer their time and skills within organizations we support.

West Jackson Elementary Career Day Participant. CAREER DAY

As community involvement is one of our values, Jackson EMC remains committed to educating children and adults during National Electric Safety Month. West Jackson Elementary got the trifecta for its career day on May 17. ...

Lanierland Tournament in Hall County TRADITION ON THE Court

Since 2007 Jackson EMC has proudly sponsored the annual Lanierland Tournament in Hall County. Having started more than a half-a-century ago, the basketball invitational is the longest running tournament in Georgia. ...

Employees work at Camp HoorayHIP, HIP HOORAY

It was a perfect intersection of need and service when 22 Jackson EMC employees participating in the University of Georgia Management Development Program journeyed to Extra Special People’s (ESP) Camp Hooray for a day of work and fellowship. ...

Safety & Science of Engineering TeamHELPING BUILD FUTURE ENGINEERS

Jackson EMC's Gwinnett District recently hosted members of the Safety & Science of Engineering Projects team, part of Georgia 4-H State Congress, so the students could see real-world science and technology that’s similar to projects the students did themselves. ...