Community 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, our employees annually participate in more than 20 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, 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:

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Jackson EMC Employees Distribute 28,000 Pounds of Food to Local Families

Jackson EMC partnered with local civic clubs to distribute 28,800 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in Lawrenceville as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

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Jackson EMC Employees Volunteer for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Jackson EMC employees volunteered in two elementary schools for Jackson County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The inaugural Jackson County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought together volunteers in the community for various projects at local schools.

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Powering Homes and Saving Dogs

When Greg Mathis, system control coordinator, leaves a shift of helping to keep the lights on for our members, he starts another shift fostering and finding homes for abandoned dogs in his community.

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Lighting Up the Holidays

In 2019, Jackson EMC employees came together from across the cooperative to create a magical experience for children and adults with its Christmas parade floats.

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Cooperative Involvement: Jackson EMC Strengthens Area Organizations, 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.

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Linemen Teach Electricity Safety

During the school year, Jackson EMC linemen share their unique skillset and electricity safety tips with elementary school students throughout our community.

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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.

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