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observe Teacher Appreciation Week and provide educational programs for students. EMC employees also participated in raising funds to benefit Relay For Life. This year, co-op employees cooked lots of food—like a mega-sized breakfast, gumbo, barbecue chicken and hot dogs—to sell to their coworkers for Relay proceeds. All of the hard work paid off: nearly $17,000 was donated for cancer research and recovery, and a large group represented the cooperative on relay night. Through Operation Round Up, more than $200,000 per year goes to worthy groups and individuals in the EMC service area just by asking electricity customers to round up their monthly bills and donate the difference. Each customer’s extra change, which amounts to no more than $11.88 per year, is tax-deductible and goes to people and organizations in our very own communities.

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Coweta-Fayette EMC was one of many local companies who participated in raising funds to benefit the annual Relay For Life event.

These donations make a tangible impact on thousands of lives. Georgia Power employees also pride themselves with the motto of being a “citizen wherever we serve.” In 2015, Georgia Power invested more than $17 million in nonprofits and charitable causes across the state, with employees and retirees donating 160,000 hours of volunteer service. Key initiatives include: Earth Day, MLK Day of Service, March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. The company recognizes that involvement at the local level is essential. So far in 2016, Georgia Power local employees have supported organizations such as the Coweta Samaritan Clinic and One Roof Ecumenical Outreach. In addition, current employees and retirees (known

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