Stories of Change

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A little change from participating Jackson EMC members means a lot to others. Through Operation Round Up©, your spare change is making a difference in the community.

Learn how these organizations are using their grants from the Jackson EMC Foundation to serve others and the community.

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank

In the middle of March, operations at Georgia Mountain Food Bank transitioned from routine to unpredictable almost overnight.

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St. Vincent De Paul Society

Some people who were suddenly out of jobs during the pandemic faced a crisis when they couldn’t afford to pay their rent or monthly mortgage. St. Vincent de Paul-Prince of Peace Conference in Flowery Branch worked to meet that need.

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Jackson County School System

When schools closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, education suddenly shifted from an in-classroom experience to online learning. That shift threatened to leave behind students with limited or no internet access.

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North Gwinnett Cooperative

Providing food, medicine and other necessities to those in need, the North Gwinnett Cooperative focused on food and medication at the onset of the pandemic.

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Mending the Gap

Serving low-income seniors who live independently, the need of Mending the Gap’s services grew dramatically during the pandemic.

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Salvation Army Athens

During the pandemic, donations went down, but people still needed help for the Salvation Army’s services, including emergency assistance with housing, shelter and food.

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Georgia Mountains YMCA

Overnight, the YMCA transitioned its childcare center to a “Crisis Camp” to offer childcare for families affected by the pandemic.

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Lumpkin County Family Connection

When schools closed and families began losing income during the pandemic, the need for assistance with food increased dramatically.

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