Shallotte, NC – ATMC recently awarded community grant funds totaling $35,000 to 21 local organizations. The funds were part of the cooperative’s grant program, which has awarded $705,000 in community and education grants to 440 programs since its inception in 2006.
Jamie Milliken, ATMC’s Vice President of the Board of Directors and Board Liaison for the ATMC Grant Committee, commended the recipients on their dedication to the community. “We know we are supporting programs that will make a tremendous impact and we are proud to be able to assist our community through this grant program.”
2019 Grant Recipients:
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington – Gives teddy bears to comfort children in the care of the hospital or emergency medical services.
Boiling Spring Lakes Fire & Rescue – Funds six thermal imaging cameras to help firefighters respond faster in structure fires and in other emergency situations.
Brunswick County Fishing Club – Supports a youth fishing tournament to help introduce children to fishing and wildlife.
Brunswick Search and Rescue Team – Funds a drone that will be used to expand search and rescue efforts for lost and missing persons.
Brunswick County Senior Resources, Inc. – Provides incontinence supplies for seniors.
Cedar Grove Improvement Association – Creates a recreation area in the Cedar Grove community.
Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island – Furnishes a mobile memory lab to area libraries that provides digital preservation services for the public.
Friends of the Library at Southwest Brunswick Branch Library – Funds go toward purchasing large print books for patrons throughout Brunswick County.
Helpers of Our Farm – Funds a portable corral that will be used to teach about animal science, farm animals and the environment.
Hope Harbor Home – Offers immediate shelter for women and children.
Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation – Teaches water safety to four year olds through ‘Clifford Takes a Swim’ books.
The L.C. Outreach Project – Provides hurricane recovery items to senior citizens in need.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice – Supports Brunswick County children with scholarships for bereavement camp to help children process their feelings after the death of a family member.
Power Walking Ministries – Provides tennis shoes to school-aged children in need.
Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Education & Recreational Foundation – Teaches teenagers vocational skills, life skills and information technology.
Smart Start Brunswick County – Equips Brunswick County Parks with books for children.
South Brunswick Interchurch Council – Supports local food pantries that distribute food, diapers, and toiletries for needy residents in Brunswick County.
Stand Against Trafficking USA, Inc. – Distributes educational materials about human trafficking for victims and survivors.
Towncreek Vision Corporation – Creates a community garden that will provide fresh produce for a weekly food pantry.
WAVES 4 KIDS – Works with the Brunswick County Department of Social Services to provide new book bags with school supplies for children in foster care.
Waterway Art Association – Furnishes art materials for Brunswick County high school art students.
“ATMC thanks each of you for what you give to our community,” commented Keith Holden, ATMC CEO. “Without your organizations and the work you are doing there would be a lot more need in this county, we appreciate each of you.”
ATMC will announce education grant recipients later this fall. For more information about ATMC’s community and education grant program, call 910-755-1677 or visit atmc.com.
ATMC is a member-owned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone, business systems, wireless, Internet/Broadband, cable television service, and ATMC Security, in Brunswick and Columbus Counties in southeastern North Carolina. ATMC is the largest telephone cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. For more information on ATMC products and services, visit atmc.com
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Pictured; seated (l-r): John Waters (WAVES 4 KIDS), Anne Hewett (Lower Cape Fear Hospice), Michelle Berger (Friends of the Library Southwest Brunswick Branch), Johanna McLamb (Smart Start of Brunswick County), Kelly Helbig (Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation), Justine Hinton (Brunswick County Fishing Club), Allysa McKenzie (Stand Against Trafficking USA), Christy Judah (Brunswick Search and Rescue) (Second Row): Al Parker (ATMC Director), John Dowless (ATMC Director), Katie Godwin (Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Foundation), Wendy Jones (Power Walking Ministries), Sandra Robinson (Cedar Grove Improvement Association), Barbara Clark (Waterway Art Association) Pam Fuller (Assistance League of Greater Wilmington), Tonya Hilliard (L.C. Outreach Project),
Jamie Milliken (ATMC Director), Janice Gore (ATMC Director), Whitney King (ATMC Director), (Third Row): Keith Holden (ATMC CEO), Conrad Bryant (ATMC Director), Karmen Smith (Hope Harbor Home), Maud Kelley (Helpers of Our Farm), Willie Sloan (Towncreek Vision Corporation), Bonita LeGoullon (South Brunswick Interchurch Council), Helen Whitaker (Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island), Holly Tate and Jennifer Sherman (Brunswick Senior Resources), Debra Farris (Boiling Spring Lakes Fire & Rescue), Randy Hardee (ATMC Director), and Gene Ward (ATMC Director).