MTE Customers Care Donates $5,000 To Drug Court Support

MTE Customers Care Donates $5,000 To Drug Court Support

From left, Rutherford/Cannon County Drug Court Board President Galen Medlin, Director Mary Schneider and Judge Don Ash 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 Operation Round Up funds to Rutherford/Cannon County Drug Court Support.

“These funds will help us expand and build on our services,” Rutherford/Cannon County Drug Court Support Executive Director Mary Schneider said. “This donation is greatly appreciated.”

Rutherford/Cannon County Drug Court Support is a nonprofit organization that helps provide community education about addiction and assists Drug Court participants with their recovery programs.

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.