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GAB: Jackson EMC Foundation awards grants to Gwinnett organizations

Jackson EMC Foundation board member Jim Puckett, left, and Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, right, present a $15,000 grant check to Capt. Andy Miller, III Corps Officer with the Salvation Army — Lawrenceville. Funds will be used to provide rent or mortgage assistance to families in crisis situations. (Special Photo)

Jackson EMC Foundation board member Jim Puckett, left, and Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, right, present a $15,000 grant check to Capt. Andy Miller, III Corps Officer with the Salvation Army — Lawrenceville. Funds will be used to provide rent or mortgage assistance to families in crisis situations. (Special Photo)

Jackson EMC Foundation awards grants to Gwinnett organizations

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two nonprofits serving Gwinnett County residents have received grants from the Jackson EMC Foundation.

Salvation Army — Lawrenceville was the recipient of a $15,000 grant to support its Family Emergency Services program, which prevents homelessness and stabilizes families by providing rent or mortgage financial assistance directly to a landlord or property holder. The organization helped 200 families with rent assistance in 2012.

A second organization, the faith-based initiative Nothing but the Truth, received $2,500 to purchase food for its Weekend Food Bag Ministry that provides bags of food for children in Gwinnett County Schools who have been identified by counselors as food insecure.

The Jackson EMC Foundation was established in 2005. Cooperative members participating in Operation Round Up have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar amount, with the “spare change” going to the foundation.

Watch ‘The Croods’ under the stars in Braselton this weekend

BRASELTON — Braselton’s movies under the stars series is showing the film “The Croods” this weekend at Braselton Park on Harrison Street.

The movie is free to attend and residents are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. The movie will start at dusk and is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.

Get schooled on boating safety

FLOWERY BRANCH — Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, has announced a one-day, seven-lesson boating safety course.

The course will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Coast Guard Operations Center, 6995 Lights Ferry Road at Flowery Branch. Cost is $40 with discounts available for additional family members. Successful completion of the course could result in a reduction in a boat’s insurance premium, and The Corps of Engineers at Lakes Lanier and Allatoona are offering a free one-year pass to the day parks for anyone who can show evidence of successfully completing a 2013 approved safe boating course.

For more information to register contact Pat Lindsey, Flotilla Commander, Flotilla 29, at 770-271-4059 or lakelanier.ga@aol.com.

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