Eight organizations receive Operation Round Up grants

Posted on Mar 29 2021 in Decatur County REMC
South Decatur Elementary
Students, teachers, and administrators of South Decatur Elementary cut the ribbon for the new playground equipment made possible by a DCREMC Operation Round Up grant in 2017.

At its February meeting, the Decatur County REMC Community Trust committee awarded a total of $13,700 in Operation Round Up grants. Receiving grants were:

  • Greensburg Transitional Living Center: $2,000 for meeting and counseling room equipment
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society Thrift Store: $1,500 to feed those in need
  • Decatur County Family YMCA: $2,500 for STEM educational equipment (flight simulator)
  • Milan Youth Basketball Programs: $1,000 to purchase equipment and materials
  • Greensburg Community Bread of Life: $1,000 for a cardboard baler to help reduce waste from donations
  • Foundation for Recovery: $2,000 to purchase building insulation for the men’s recovery residence
  • So Loved Clothing Closet: $2,700 earmarked for shoes, socks, and undergarments for foster children and children in need
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana, Inc.: $1,000 to fund Camp Good News

Operation Round Up is a member-funded program which supports charitable organizations serving DCREMC members and communities. When DCREMC members round up their bill to the next whole dollar each month, they are making a direct impact in their community.  Since the program was established in 1999, DCREMC has awarded 276 grants totaling over $517,000.  Operation Round Up information and grant applications can be found on the DCREMC website, dcremc.com. The deadline for non-profit organizations to apply for the next round of grants is July 31.