Shallotte, NC – ATMC recently awarded community grant funds totaling $35,000 to 18 organizations serving Brunswick County. The funds were part of the cooperative’s grant program, which has awarded $635,000 in community and education grants to 392 programs since its inception in 2006.
Gene Ward, ATMC Director 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 difference in our local community and we continue to receive phenomenal feedback on the impact these grants have made by past recipients.”
2018 Grant Recipients:
– Assistance League of Greater Wilmington – Provides clothing to children in need in Brunswick County.
– Boiling Spring Lakes Fire & Rescue – Purchases saws that enable firefighters to rapidly ventilate the roof of a structure to release heat and smoke which could allow trapped occupants additional survival time.
– Brunswick Arts Council – Supports outreach to underserved youth, teaching a variety of dances, improving physical fitness, social skills, and self-esteem.
– Brunswick County Senior Resources – Provides supplemental nutrition for seniors.
– Brunswick Family Assistance – Gives financial assistance to Brunswick County residents in need.
– Community Movement Alliance – Benefits an education program for Title I schools using dance, yoga, and martial arts to improve academic performance and increase social skills.
– Friends of Library Rourk Branch – Furnishes multi-cultural children’s books to the library which promote diversity through reading for children ages 3 to 12.
– Going Beyond the Pink – Educates the community on recognizing changes in breast health and living a healthy life after diagnosis and treatment.
– H.E.L.P. – Provides school supplies, clothing, and shoes for disadvantaged children.
– Hope Harbor Home – Offers immediate shelter for women and children.
– Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island – Grows a garden that donates fresh vegetables to the underserved through Brunswick Family Assistance and Boiling Spring Lakes Food Pantries.
– The L.C. Outreach Project – Helps fund a summer enrichment program for K-8 students in Title I schools, enhances reading and math skills in a non-traditional learning environment.
– Lower Cape Fear Hospice – Provides flag pins, wreaths, blankets, and services to veteran patients and their family members.
– NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association – Creates a place where children can go to experience nature while learning about plants, insects, and the environment.
– Oak Island Senior Citizens – Supports monthly lunches for seniors.
– Power Walking Ministries – Provides tennis shoes for school-aged children in need.
– Smart Start Brunswick County – Equips Brunswick County Parks with books for children ages birth to 5 years.
– South Brunswick Interchurch Council – Provides food and necessities for a non-denominational food pantry serving residents of Brunswick County.
“It’s inspiring to see what these programs are doing for the people of Brunswick County. ATMC is proud to be able to give back to our community and we are thankful for the organizations that help us continue to do that,” commented Keith Holden, ATMC CEO.
For more information about ATMC’s community and education grant program, call 910-755-1755 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): Helen Gabriel (Smart Start Brunswick County), Susie Pedersen (Oak Island Senior Citizens), Karmen Smith (Hope Harbor Home), Kara Kenan (Going Beyond the Pink), Shelia Umbricht (Friends of the Library – Rourk Branch), Nancy Mertens (NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association), Nancy Smith (Community Movement Alliance), Captain Debra Farris (Boiling Spring Lakes Fire & Rescue); (Second Row): Jamie Milliken (ATMC Director), Mary Pritchard (South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry), Sue Aber (Assistance League of Greater Wilmington), Jerry Ashley (Power Walking Ministries), Tonya Hilliard (L.C. Outreach Project), Toni Randolph (H.E.L.P.), Bill Hadesty (Brunswick Family Assistance), Anne Hewett (Lower Cape Fear Hospice), Susan Sims-Pritts (Brunswick Arts Council), Doug Hawes (ATMC Director); (Third Row): Keith Holden (ATMC CEO), Janice Gore (ATMC Director), Gene Ward (ATMC Director), Randy Hardee (ATMC Director), Conrad Bryant (ATMC Director), Whitney King (ATMC Director), Jim Fish (Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.), Al Parker (ATMC Director), and John Dowless (ATMC Director)