Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program recently gave over $14,000 in grants to fund local not-for-profit organizations. We were able to fulfill these grant requests thanks to our members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bills. If you’re not currently a part of Operation Round Up, we would encourage you to join your fellow members as they give back to their community a few pennies at a time.
- Call-A-Ride, located in Hebron, was awarded a $1,500 grant to offset its fuel and insurance expenses for the services it provides to community residents.
- Pillowcase Ladies in Winamac will continue to make brightly colored pillowcases with its $750 grant for patients in the Oncology Department at Riley Children’s Hospital and also patients at the local Winamac Hospital.
- First Contact, located in Valparaiso, received a $2,000 grant to assist residents of Porter County in crisis situations, thereby avoiding homelessness.
- Wanatah Public Library received $1,000 to acquire robotics kits for use during the 2017 summer reading program and continuing education programs for youth.
- Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, located in Valparaiso, will be purchasing CPR training equipment including mannequins, training AEDs and supporting supplies with its $3,000 grant.
- North Central Community Action Agency received a $6,000 grant to assist in building wheelchair ramps and perform home safety repairs for qualified elderly and/or disabled residents. Funding will be solely used to assist Kankakee Valley REMC members.