MTE makes $80k in donations to bring $160k in support to area non-profit agencies

Many residents throughout the Middle Tennessee Electric region have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased needs in our communities have had an economic impact on the non-profit agencies that support these individuals. MTE continues to make contributions to ensure strong communities and affordable access to electricity. In April, the Tennessee Valley Authority created the Community Care Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, MTE continues to leverage its contributions to area non-profits to provide a greater positive impact in supporting energy assistance.

In the past five months, MTE and TVA awarded approximately $260,000 to 21 non-profit agencies throughout our service area. With the additional support from TVA, MTE will contribute the matching funds to provide another round of Community Care allocations to our local non-profits. “We realize the effects of COVID-19 continue to negatively impact individuals throughout Middle Tennessee, so we have committed another $80,000, which will deliver $160,000 in positive impact, to help with individual energy assistance,” said MTE CEO, Chris Jones.

In August, the TVA Board approved additional matching funds to support local initiatives through the Community Care Program. “As part of our mission of service, TVA is an active partner with local power companies to help address the challenges families and businesses are facing today,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer.

MTE’s donation will be distributed to Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, Community Helpers of Rutherford County, Graceworks Ministries in Williamson County and Wilson County Community Help Center. These funds will be used for energy assistance.

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About Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE)

Founded in 1936, MTE is the largest electric cooperative in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and the second largest in the United States, serving more than 750,000 Tennesseans via 320,000+ accounts covering nearly 2,200 square miles in 11 Middle Tennessee counties, primarily Rutherford, Cannon, Williamson and Wilson. Municipalities served include Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Smyrna, La Vergne, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet. MTE employs 520 people in seven local offices and its Murfreesboro corporate headquarters.

MTE’s subsidiary, United Communications, is a nationally recognized broadband company with a fiber network spanning more than 1,200 route miles providing high-speed internet and other services to portions of Williamson, Rutherford, Marshall, Bedford, Franklin and Davidson counties. 

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