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GAB: Kroger 'rounds up' support for hurricane victims

Gwinnett's Rainbow Village will use a $15,000 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation to provide its transitional housing residents with case management services to help them develop and meet family financial plans and goals.  Holding the grant check are (l-r) Jackson EMC Foundation board member Jim Puckett, Rainbow Village CEO Nancy Yancey, Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, and Rainbow Village Chief Development Officer Sandra Cathy.

Gwinnett's Rainbow Village will use a $15,000 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation to provide its transitional housing residents with case management services to help them develop and meet family financial plans and goals. Holding the grant check are (l-r) Jackson EMC Foundation board member Jim Puckett, Rainbow Village CEO Nancy Yancey, Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, and Rainbow Village Chief Development Officer Sandra Cathy.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In the wake of deadly storms in the northeast, Gwinnett County Kroger stores are encouraging customers to donate to the American Red Cross by rounding-up totals for their purchases to the nearest dollar.

"Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in New York, New Jersey and across the East Coast who have been devastated by this unimaginable storm," said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta Division. "We ask that our customers come together as we 'round-up' support for Sandy's countless victims. With their donations, we can help make a difference in the lives of so many."

Jackson EMC Foundation awards $47K

The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the donations of the cooperative's members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $47,500 to five agencies that provide programs or services to the residents of Gwinnett County.

The awards included the following:

-- $15,000 to the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center

-- $15,000 to Rainbow Village

-- $10,000 to Family Promise of Gwinnett County

-- $5,000 to Rock Goodbye Angel

-- $2,500 to Spirit of Joy Food Bank

For more information about Operation Round Up, visit www.jacksonemc.com.

Car wash offers free services to veterans Nov. 11

NORCROSS -- Simoniz Car Wash will provide free full-service car washes to all veterans and active military personnel on Nov. 11.

The offer applies to any veteran or active military personnel offering proof of service, which may include DD214 form, military I.D., veterans' organization membership car or vehicle plates that display POW, veterans or military medal/ribbon status.

To get a free full-service car wash, visit Simoniz Professional Car Wash at 7055 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross.

For more information, visit www.cleancarfeeling.com.

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