Flint Foundations Reaches $3M in Community Contributions | Community Spirit
REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – With the funding of several applications this past week, the Flint Energies Foundation has now donated more than $3 million to local charities and organizations since 2001. The Flint Energies Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded through the Operation Round Up® program by members of Flint Energies.
“Through the generosity of Flint Energies members who round up their monthly electric bill payment, the Flint Energies Foundation has made a great impact on the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” said Susan Poole, Flint Energies Foundation Administrator. “This important work could not be accomplished without those members who allow us to round up their monthly electric bills to the next even dollar.”
“Grants issued on Sept. 12 take us to a grand total of 3,018,987.46,” said Poole. “Now that’s what you call giving back to your communities.”
Poole said that contributions to the Foundation average only $6.00 per member annually, with the maximum contribution at $11.88 from any one member. “Pennies from rounding up make quite a difference in the lives of Middle Georgia residents,” she said.
“Since Operation Round Up began in January of 2001, the Flint Foundation has funded organizations from police and fire departments to children to schools to tourism,” said Poole. “Much of our focus has been upon groups who serve the youth, the needy and the disabled.”
Members of Flint who are not currently supporting Operation Round Up can begin contributing to the Foundation by calling any Flint office.