Commitment to community

Operation Round Up donates $7,000 to local organizations

Posted on May 29 2018 in Marshall County REMC

Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up donated $5,000 to assist with flood relief. Pictured from left are Judy Stone; Kurt Garner; Janet Howard, Operation Round Up board member; Linda Yoder; Jeff Houin; and Jim Smart.

The Community Foundation received $5,000 to assist with flood relief in Marshall County. The Community Foundation is working to raise $200,000 to help flood victims of Marshall County. Two homes were destroyed, and 140 were heavily damaged — many without flood insurance. United Way is urging the community to support these families in need. Donations can be made to United Way of Marshall County, P.O. Box 392, Plymouth. 

Ancilla College received $500 to assist with a mission trip to the village of Dernbach, Germany. Staff and students at Ancilla College formed a mission’s team to help people locally, nationally and worldwide.   

The Marshall County 4-H Shooting Sports Club received $500 to offset the dues normally paid by participants. The Marshall County 4-H Shooting Club provides instruction on shooting sports safety, as well as a fun environment for kids to learn and improve their skills.

The Plymouth Police Department K9 Fund received $500 to assist with the replacement of their current K9 and the addition of one for the evening/night shift. The K9 unit is utilized for drug searches, tracking criminals and lost children and adults. It is also used in search warrant executions with various departments and demos at surrounding schools.

The Yellow River Festival of Marshall County Inc. received $500 to help with general costs of the festival. This family friendly, two-day festival promotes the Yellow River area. It also showcases Marshall County, the state of Indiana and the United States.

Thank you to the members who participate in Operation Round Up. We have been able to donate over $90,000 to organizations in Marshall County because of your generosity.  

If you are an REMC member who does not participate, please consider donating this small amount of change each month. Your spare change adds up quickly, and we appreciate every penny that is donated. To learn more about Operation Round Up or to donate, please call Marshall County REMC at 574-936-3161.