MTE Customers Care Donates $5K To S.A.V.E.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:38 pm
“We are so blessed by the community support expressed through this donation,” Lisa Baird, director of Cannon County S.A.V.E. said. “These funds will help provide vital services to the families of the MTEMC service area.”
Cannon County S.A.V.E. is the only non-profit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence in the Cannon County community.
Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $5.3 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 the Customers Care Board can do its best to ensure money contributed by members in a certain county goes to that county. Any balances are carried over each month.
MTE Customers Care funds may not be used for political or expressly religious purposes, schools or school-related organizations.