REIDSVILLE — Canoochee EMC has announced that its Canoochee EMC Foundation has given more than $1 million to communities served by Canoochee.
“We are proud of the members of Canoochee for selflessly giving their small change for a much-bigger purpose,” Canoochee EMC CEO Lou Ann Phillips said.
The foundation was created in 2001 when Canoochee EMC started Operation Round Up. Canoochee EMC members are asked to round up each of their bills to the next dollar for charitable donations.
The foundation consists of a nine-member board representing the Canoochee EMC membership. This board meets every other month, awarding donations through an application process. Examples of donations include schools, fire departments and education opportunities, as well as for members in need.
Canoochee EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative with approximately 14,000 members in parts of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Emmanuel, Evans, Liberty, Long, Tattnall and Toombs counties. Canoochee also serves Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.