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Flint Energies awards $5,000 grant

Columbus Family Network and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Flint Energies Foundation, a non-profit arm of Reynolds, Ga.-based Flint Energies.

Part of the money comes from Flint Energies' Operation Round Up program. Members of the electric cooperative can chose to "round up" their energy bill to the nearest dollar. For example, if a bill is $75.25, the member pays $76, with 75 cents going directly to the Flint Energies Foundation.

Members also contribute almost $300,000 every year to the foundation, which supports causes in the 16 counties it serves.

Columbus Family Network and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will use the money to host family network events for families with children who have diabetes.

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