Middle Tennessee Electric’s Customers Care made a special donation of $15,000 to Wilson County Community Help Center this week to assist needy members with payment of electric bills.
“It’s our hope these charitable monies will help those in need,” said MTE Customers Care Board Chairman Doretha Wright. “The whole purpose of this organization is to find ways to use these monies and channel the funds back to worthy community causes.”
MTEMC Vice President of Marketing and Communications Chris Jones said these funds came from members who round their monthly bills to the nearest dollar through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up program.
“Our members who give to ‘Round Up’ made this possible,” Jones said. “Hopefully, this will provide some relief for those who are having a hard time paying their electric bills in an already tough economic climate and during the peak season for high energy usage.”
It is the responsibility of the MTE Customers Care Board, which is composed of seven MTEMC members, to evaluate grant requests and send the “Round Up” monies back into the communities Middle Tennessee Electric serves.
For more information, members can contact Wilson County Community Help Center’s Gail Proctor at 449-1856.