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 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, 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:

EMPLOYEES DISTRIBUTE 28,800 POUNDS OF FOOD TO LOCAL FAMILIES 

Jackson EMC employees came together from across the company to create a magical experience for children and adults with its Christmas parade floats. More than 100 employees participated in all aspects of the project.

 

Participants in the Back to School RallyJACKSON 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...

Jackson EMC employees bring Christmas cheer on parade floats. JACKSON EMC: LIGHTING UP YOUR HOLIDAYS

Jackson EMC employees came together from across the company to create a magical experience for children and adults with its Christmas parade floats. More than 100 employees participated in all aspects of the project.

Throughout the year, Jackson EMC has committed to giving back to the community. During the holiday season, employees from the cooperative help spread cheer in the community.JACKSON EMC HOLIDAY CHEER

Throughout the year, Jackson EMC has committed to giving back to the community. During the holiday season, cooperative employees help spread cheer in the community.

Jackson EMC Employees around a Christmas treeJACKSON EMC ROLE MODELS VOLUNTEERISM AND SERVICE

One organization that benefits from our employees’ volunteerism is the American Cancer Society. Each of Jackson EMC’s four offices support the nonprofit organization. Many employees participate in Relay for Life...

 

 

Greg Mathis scratches the head of Hagrid, one of the dogs he is fostering, and smiles.POWERING HOMES AND SAVING DOGS

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

 

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 ...

 

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.LINEMEN TEACH ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Jackson EMC remains committed to educating the community about electrical safety. During the school year, Jackson EMC linemen share their unique skill set and electricity safety tips with elementary school students throughout our community...

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. ...