Joseph Sams School Receives Funding for New Handicap-Accessible Bus
Through a recent Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) donation, the Joseph Sams School, Inc. in Fayetteville will soon have enough funding to be able to purchase a new bus for students with special physical needs
Palmetto, GA – December 3, 2012 – Through a recent Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) donation, the Joseph Sams School, Inc. in Fayetteville will soon have enough funding to be able to purchase a new bus for students with special physical needs.
The school—a private, non-profit institution serving children from birth through twenty-two years of age with mild to severe intellectual and/or physical disabilities or diagnosed developed disabilities—provides educational training, as well as speech and language therapy for its students.
The Joseph Sams School received Coweta-Fayette EMC’s grant through the co-op’s unclaimed capital credits program. Each year, rural cooperatives pass out thousands of dollars in capital credit checks, and some of those checks go unclaimed. Maintaining their unwavering commitment to communities, EMCs across Georgia by state law are allowed to use unclaimed funds in support of community development and educational initiatives that benefit their members and neighbors.
“Coweta-Fayette EMC is thrilled to help out the Joseph Sams School,” said Coweta-Fayette EMC CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair. “The educational and social miracles they work with these amazing students is remarkable.”
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a 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.