MTE donates funds for anti-bully program

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Middle Tennessee Electric's Customers Care has donated $10,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to Jay Banks Productions' anti-bullying program for area schools.

"I want to express my sincere thanks to those who contribute to MTE Customers Care," said Jay Banks, PhD. "Your support of the "I Am Unafraid" anti-bullying program in our area schools makes a profound difference."

Jay Banks Productions is a nonprofit organization that motivates individuals to develop good moral character as a means of creating a compassionate and responsible society. The programs encourage student empowerment as one of the most successful ways to reduce bullying among elementary and middle school students.

In 2014, Customers Care has given more than $804,393 to 120 organizations across MTEMC's four-county service area. The receiving organizations use the funds to assist MTEMC members and their families during their times of need. Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative providing electricity to more than 200,000 residential and business members in Cannon, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties.

These grants are administered through the Customers Care board, which tracks incoming contributions from Operation Round Up, an initiative that rounds up a member's bill to the next highest dollar. Since 2003 Operation Round Up has distributed more than $7.5 million to 545 organizations across the region.

For more information on Customers Care or Operation Round Up, log on to our website at or call 615-494-1065.

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