Palmetto, GA—February 26, 2014—After outage restoration was complete in the wake of historic Winter Storm Pax, Coweta-Fayette EMC personnel delivered unused food from the co-op’s on-site disaster catering firm to the Community Welcome House in Newnan.
Welcome House, a transitional shelter for women and children suffering from domestic violence, offers a 24-hour crisis line, a safe haven staffed around the clock and free room and board for those fleeing an abusive situation. Founded in 1990, the nonprofit’s mission promises commitment to bringing the community together to end the cycle of domestic violence by empowering individuals, children and families who are survivors.
According to EMC CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair, helping organizations like Welcome House simply falls in line with the cooperative principle of Commitment to Community.
“The good work this group does in our area is unparalleled,” he said. “Coweta-Fayette EMC was proud to help in our small way. To contribute to their mission in any way is an honor.”
Coweta-Fayette EMC is consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 74,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.