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MTE Customers Care donates $10K to Sherrys Run

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Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporations Customers Care has donated $10,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to Sherrys Run.

We greatly appreciate this wonderful contribution, said Tiffy Clemmons, executive board member of Sherrys Run. These funds will be used for assisting patients, our neighbors, as they battle cancer through various ways.

Sherrys Run is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in Wilson County and surrounding communities. To refer someone who might qualify for assistance or for further information, call 925-2592 or visitwww.sherrysrun.org. The event date is Saturday, Sept. 10.

Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $5 million into MTEMCs 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.

PHOTO -- FROM LEFT: S herrys Run Executive Board Members Scott Jasper, Gary Whitaker, Tonyia Watson, Tamara Lampsa, Anna-Lee Cockrill, Tiffy Clemmons along with Customers Care Board Member Doretha Wright display a replica check for $10,000 donated by MTEs Customers Care.

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