$78,033 Goes to Help Community from Operation Round Up

The Walton Electric Trust board of directors has been busy reviewing applications for Operation Round Up funds.

What if you found yourself homeless, with no identification, driver’s license or job? This dire situation is where Judy House Ministry comes in. “We provide a transitional program for men who are chronically homeless or have just completed incarceration,” said Judy House’s program manager Paul Epperson. “We provide both housing and counseling or connect our clients with those resources.” The ministry – that receives 40 to 60 requests monthly – sprang from a church small group. “Judy House was started by the Lord,” said Ministry Director Dan Capobianco. Shown, from left, are Judy House’s Paul Epperson and Dan Capobianco accepting a $7,500 Operation Round Up grant from Walton EMC’s Kathy Joiner and Sarah Malcom.

Not one penny of what you give is used for administration.

  • ALS Association of Georgia (entire service area) – $10,000
    Grant to assist families with medical expenses not covered by insurance.
  • Barrow County 4-H (Barrow) – $4,200
    Support for project SAFE (Shooting Awareness Fun & Education) to purchase the archery team an enclosed trailer.
  • Covenant Care Service (Barrow, Clarke, Greene, Morgan and Oconee County ) – $1,250
    Funds for The Adoption Option that provides counseling and support for mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Falcons Fury (DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County) – $1,200
    Grant to provide Christmas Gifts for clients in Phoenix Pass, a housing facility for homeless women and children.
  • Hudgens Center of Arts and Learning (DeKalb, Gwinnett) – $5,000
    Funds for their Healing Arts program that provides art care kits and scholarships to cancer treatment centers. 
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens (entire service area) – $5,000
    Assistance with their project that strives to break the cycle of homelessness.
  • Judy House Ministry (Gwinnett) – $7,500
    Aid for Reconciling the Disconnected, a transitional housing service and counseling program for men who are homeless or have been released from corrective programs.
  • Loganville Police Department (Walton) – $3,000
    Funds for D.A.R.E. kits for their fifth-grade drug resistance program.
  • Partnership for Families, Children and Youth (Walton) – $500
    Grant for their Navigating the Future workshop that educates parents, caregivers and teachers of special needs children.
  • Pilot Club of Monroe (Walton) – $3,000
    Supplies for the Brain Minder project that fosters awareness of brain safety for children and the elderly. 
  • Pregnancy Resource Center of Walton (Walton) – $6,686
    Funds for office equipment.
  • Rainbow Community Center (Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Walton) – $2,000
    Grant to install heating and air in their veteran’s building.
  • United Way of Northeast Georgia (Oconee) – $4,550
    Assistance with the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library project that provides every registered child under five with a free book every month.
  • Wishes 4 Me (entire service area) – $10,000
    Aid to provide services and housing for disabled and cognitively challenged adults.
  • Six Families (entire service area) – $14,148
    Funds to assist in dire emergency situations.