ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. today celebrated 30 years of supporting communities across the state as Georgia Power's nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporate giving foundation. In honor of the milestone, the Foundation is recognizing longstanding partners and organizations that have a strong local impact in their communities with additional donations totaling $30,000. Among others, recognized agencies include:
- Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County (Statesboro)
- Cobb County Safety Village Foundation (Marietta)
- Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County, Inc. (Rome)
- Dream Builders of America's Youth, Inc. (Augusta)
- Macon Volunteer Clinic, Inc. (Macon)
"At Georgia Power, we are a citizen wherever we serve and strongly believe that we have an obligation as Georgia's largest utility provider to help make our communities better," said Mike Anderson, Georgia Power's senior vice president of Community and Corporate Relations. "Our community involvement is multi-faceted, including charitable giving through our Foundation and thousands of employee volunteers serving hundreds of hours in their communities. Although our Foundation is only 30 years old, giving back to the communities where we live and work has been a part of our heritage for more than 130 years."
The Georgia Power Foundation's support of health and human services, education, environment, arts and culture, and civic and community organizations range from those with a national reach and local presence, such as the American Red Cross, to organizations focused only on Georgia communities, such as Grady Hospital in Atlanta.
"Our longtime partnership with Georgia Power means so much to the Red Cross and the people we serve," said Terri Badour, CEO, American Red Cross of Georgia. "Together, we help families prepare for and recover from all types of disasters in our state and the ongoing support makes a meaningful difference for neighbors in need."
Established in 1986, the Georgia Power Foundation has contributed more than $170 million and supported more than 2,000 qualifying nonprofit organizations across Georgia. In 2015, contributions included $3 million to health & human services organizations, $4.4 million towards improving education, $2.6 million for environmental stewardship, $1.2 million to arts & culture organizations and $752,000 towards civic & community agencies for a total of $12M contributed across the state.
To learn more about the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., and apply for a grant, visit GeorgiaPower.com/Community.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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