Jack Daniel’s donates $5000 to DREMC Project Help

Present at the check donation were (from left to right) DREMC’s Senior Director Shelbyville Operations Drew Lane, Business Programs Specialist Shay Maupin, members of the Moore County 150/200 Committee Marsha Manley Hale, Mayor Bonnie Lewis, and Tara Parks, as well as DREMC President & CEO Scott Spence. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Inflation, rising gas prices, larger utility bills … it can all be too much for Moore County’s low income citizens — especially those on a fixed income. Local programs like Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) can help fill in the gaps and the Jack Daniel Distillery just made a $5,000 to help even more local families. Project HELP was one of five organizations that received donations from the distillery from funds raised through the sale of a special Christmas in Lynchburg Single Barrel bottle to celebrate the Moore County 150 / Lynchburg 200 celebration.

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) established Project HELP several years ago with community partners to offer emergency electric bill assistance in seven counties including Moore, Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Marshall and Maury counties. The Moore County Senior Citizens Center (MCSC) administers the program locally.

Jack Daniel’s produced a special Christmas in Lynchburg bottle to celebrate the Moore County 150/ Lynchburg 200 celebration. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

In addition to corporate donations, DREMC members and employees donate an average of $2,500 to Project HELP each month by adding a dollar or more to their electric bills or dropping donations into containers located at each district office. All the money collected goes back to the county where the donation originated, so 100 percent of Jack Daniel’s donation will stay in Lynchburg.

Project HELP assistance is sent directly to DREMC to pay a portion of the qualifying applicant’s bill. To apply for electric bill assistance through Project HELP, visit the charity organization in the county where you live. Complete the application process and provide any required identification and your current DREMC bill, including the account number.

For more information about Project Help in Moore County, contact the Senior Citizen’s Center at 87 High Street in Lynchburg or by calling 931-759-7317. Citizens who wish to donate to the program may do so at the DREMC website by clicking here. •

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