|Wilson County Christmas for All receives $10,000 grant from MTE Customers Care|
|Wednesday, October 17, 2012|
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Customers Care has donated $10,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to the Wilson County Christmas for All.
“This holiday season may be a little brighter for those in need in our community thanks to the generosity of the members of Middle Tennessee Electric,” President Alan Ricketts said Wilson County Christmas for All provides toys for children at Christmas and food baskets for elderly and disabled residents.
Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $6 million into MTEMC’s 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.