September 25, 2019

Oglethorpe Power Donates $5,000 To Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center

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

(TUCKER, Ga, Sep.  25, 2019) – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. The donation will be used to fund an irrigation system for a multipurpose outdoor therapeutic recreation field, an important tool used by healthcare professionals in the effort to strengthen children who may be physically or emotionally delayed due to past trauma. The $5,000 represents OPC’s second donation in support of the Cedartown-based Center.

“We are thrilled with the new addition of the multipurpose field for our program. The irrigation system will enable us to maintain a healthy grass foundation for many years of fun. The children love playing in the soft, safe, greenspace!” states Pam Kramer, director of community engagement for Murphy-Harpst.

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center is located just a few miles from Sewell Creek Energy Facility, a gas-fired combustion turbine power plant operated by Oglethorpe Power. Murphy-Harpst is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to meeting the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs that serve at-risk youth and their families. In partnership with the United Methodist Women national office, services are available to all children regardless of sex, race, color, or creed, and whose needs can be addressed and treated within the scope of program services.

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.