2022 Operation Round Up report

Posted on Mar 05 2023 in Marshall County REMC
Quiet Comfort for Marshall County
Naomi Podlesak, treasurer of Operation: Quiet Comfort, accepts a check to assist the organization with postage costs.

Two local organizations received Operation Round Up grants.

Marshall County 4-H — Advanced Electric received funding to purchase electric kits for students to use as their project. The Marshall County 4-H — Advanced Electric program strives to instill a love of working with and around electricity in our local youth. 

Operation: Quiet Comfort received funding to assist with postage costs. Operation: Quiet Comfort sends 20 to 50 boxes to troops every month with an average postage cost of $2,000. The mission of Operation: Quiet Comfort is to honor and comfort men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who have been injured while serving in harm’s way and to provide emotional and moral support.  

The Operation Round Up board granted over $21,000 to local organizations in 2022. 

These include Argos High School — Business Professionals of America, Servants at Work (SAWs), David’s Courage, Junior Achievement Serving Marshall County, Brotherhood of Professional Police Officers and Emergency Services Personnel, Cardinal Services Inc., Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana, IOOF Tyner Lodge 821, Bread of Life Community Food Pantry, Trojan Trade at Triton Jr./Sr. High School and Potawatomi Park Inc. 

By members like you agreeing to “round up” your bill to the next dollar, you are helping to make our community a better place for everyone. 

We would like to thank the Operation Round Up volunteer board — Jenny Bennitt, Michelle Buchert, Janet Howard, Thomas Kleckner, Doug Kucera, Deb Read, Linda Vialard and Linda Yoder — for their time and commitment to the community.