Middle Tennessee Natural Gas District's Project Hometown Help program awarded thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofit and community service organizations in November, company spokesperson Mike Corley said.
Groups receiving funds include: Bread of Life Rescue Mission, $1,000; Christmas on the Mountain, $750; Crossville Medical Oncology, $250; Cumberland County High School Cheer Boosters, $50; Hale's Chapel Community Center, $250; and Mayland Senior Citizens Center Inc., $250.
Also, Neighbors Together, $500; New Horizon Adult Day Care, $500; Plateau Worship and Ministry Center, $750; Sonshine Soup Kitchen, $750; Tennessee Shooting Stars, $100; and Youth Achievement Foundation Inc., $250.
The program began in 2005 and is funded by the customers of MTNG who allow the utility to round their bill up to the next dollar. The money collected is distributed to local organizations and charities in the county in which the donations are received. In Cumberland County, that totaled $5,400.
Customers have given more than $1,600,000 to their communities covering MTNG's 22-county service area since the program's inception, Corley said.