April 12, 2019

Oglethorpe Power Corp. Donates $2,000 to Salvation Army

Contact: Terri Statham
Phone Number: 770-270-6990
Email: terri.statham@opc.com­­­­

(TUCKER, Ga., April 12, 2019) – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently donated $2,000 to the Murray County Salvation Army, continuing the organization’s tradition of supporting communities across the state.  The money will help fund all aspects of the Murray County Assistance Center, including assistance for rent, utilities, clothing, food, disaster relief, youth character building, music training, and transitional housing.

“Our goal is to meet human needs without discrimination.  Through our partnership with Oglethorpe Power, we are able to better reach our goal of helping those who need us most in Murray County,” states Patricia Thompson, business manager of The Salvation Army of Whitfield, Murray, and Gordon Counties.

The Salvation Army Murray County Assistance Center is located in Murray County, where Oglethorpe Power Corp. owns and operates the Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility, a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant capable of producing 1,260 MW.

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $12 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.1 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable and affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear generating plants with a combined capacity of nearly 7,800 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.