From left, Adams Memorial Library Association President Austin Jennings and Adams Memorial Library Building Committee volunteer Charlie Harrell display a replica check for $5,000 from Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation's Customers Care has donated $5,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to the Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Adams Memorial Library Association.
“This money will go towards helping us to prepare a space for future expansion and parking,” President Austin Jennings said. “We’ve got a ways to go, but this donation certainly helps.”
The Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Adams Library Memorial Association built the Cannon County library in 1964. The funds used to build the facility were collected through volunteer donations.
Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $3 million into MTEMC’s communities.
The initiative “rounds up” members’ bills to the next highest dollar, with that extra change set aside for worthy causes. It is the responsibility of the Customers Care Board, which is composed of seven MTEMC members, to evaluate grant requests and send the money back to qualifying organizations.
Incoming contributions are tracked by county so that the Customers Care Board can do its best to ensure money contributed by members in a certain county goes to that county. Any balances will be carried over each month.
MTE Customers Care funds may not be used for political or expressly religious purposes, schools or school-related organizations.