(Editor’s note: this information provided by ATMC.)
ATMC recently awarded community grant funds totaling $25,000 to 14 organizations serving Brunswick County. The funds were part of the cooperative’s grant program, which has awarded $570,000 in community and education grants to 342 programs since its inception in 2006.
ATMC is a nonprofit cooperative, owned by its members, the people of Brunswick County, NC. ATMC offers local telephone service, as well as a wide variety of additional services, including: high speed Internet, Cable TV, Wireless, Business Communications, and Security.
O’Neal Miller, ATMC CEO, commended the recipients on their dedication to the community. He continued, “Service to humanity is the most rewarding work we can do in life, and that is exactly what you are doing. Thank you for all that you do and for allowing ATMC to be part of it.”
2017 Grant Recipients:
- Assistance League of Greater Wilmington – Provides backpacks filled with clothing, hygiene items and books to students in need in Brunswick County Schools.
- Brunswick County 4-H, NC Cooperative Extension – Covers cost for local youth to attend the Teens in Leadership Training and National Health Living Summit.
- Brunswick County Literacy Council – Promotes literacy and offers tutoring to assist adult residents in improving their basic reading, writing, math, computer and life skills.
- Brunswick Family Assistance – Provides financial assistance to Brunswick County residents in need.
- Civietown Volunteer Fire & Rescue – Provides funds to replace outdated fire truck hoses and enable fire trucks to connect to unlimited supplies of water.
- The First Tee of Brunswick County – Provides items for multi-school competition that reinforces life skills, character education and golf skills.
- Hope Harbor Home – Provides funds to update crawlspace of the shelter and office building.
- New Hope Clinic – Provides supplies for restorative and preventative dental care for uninsured residents.
- Paws-Ability – Program to teach children how to be responsible pet owners, how to approach dogs and the importance of safety and compassion for animals.
- Power Walking Ministries – Provides tennis shoes for school-aged children in need.
- Samara’s Village – Provides space equipped with computers for pregnant and parenting teens to continue their schoolwork.
- South Brunswick Interchurch Council – Provides food and necessities for a non-denominational food pantry serving residents of Brunswick County.
- Southport Oak Island Food Pantry – Provides nutritious food to the elderly with illnesses or limited income.
- United Communities Assistance Network – Funds day camp for at-risk youth to enhance protective factors against drug and alcohol abuse.