Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care donates $3,550 to My Friend?s House

From left, My Friend?s House representatives Carolyn McFall, Ned James, Victoria Walker, Linda Harvey, Cheryl Smith and Amy Demonbreun display a replica check for $3,550 from MTE Customers Care.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation?s Customers Care has donated $3,550 of its Operation Round Up funds to My Friend?s House.

?Thank you to the community and Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care for caring about our youth and programs in our area,? My Friend?s House Executive Director Linda Harvey said. ?These donations keep our cause moving forward.?

My Friend?s House is a non-profit organization that works to provide safety and emotional and physical stability to children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.

Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $4 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 that the Customers Care Board can do its best to ensure money contributed by members in a certain county goes to that county. Any balances will be carried over each month.

MTE Customers Care funds may not be used for political or expressly religious purposes, schools or school-related organizations.

Posted on December 8, 2010.


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