Committed To The Community

Operation Round Up announces grants

Posted on Nov 03 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Valpo YMCA Operation Round Up
The Valparaiso YMCA staff accepts a check from Amanda Steeb (left), KV REMC marketing & communications director to support their first responder training.

Kankakee Valley REMC demonstrates its commitment to the community in many ways throughout the year. The member-consumers of the co-op, who participate in Operation Round Up, allow non-profits to be the center of this organization’s focus. This quarter, Operation Round Up provided the following organizations with grants.

Valparaiso Family YMCA received a $2,000 grant to support first responder training for the YMCA staff. This training includes CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and first aid, certified through the American Red Cross. The training supports the YMCA’s strong commitment to ensuring the safety of its members and the community. 

Pulaski County Scrappy Sewers, a group of volunteer seamstresses, received $1,000 from KV REMC Operation Round Up to purchase fabric for pillowcases, blankets and masks. The Scrappy Sewers provide these items to individuals in the hospital or going through cancer treatment to lift their spirits and spread cheer.

Wanatah Public Library will be using its $5,000 grant to purchase four new computers for the staff and public use. Offering computers and the internet for free is an essential mission of the library. The computers and internet have been critical to families and individuals who can’t afford a computer or have poor internet for them to do business or homework.