Marking milestones

Posted on Mar 08 2020 in Noble REMC
Photo of Smith-Green Community School's 4-H livestock judging team
Smith-Green Community Schools’ 4-H livestock judging team was one of the many recipients of a Noble REMC Operation Round Up grant in 2019.

You did it!

You, as a Noble REMC member, reached a milestone in your donation back to the community. 

Our Operation Round Up program recently marked more than $800,000 in giving to Noble, DeKalb and the surrounding counties since its inception in 2002.

That wouldn’t be possible without you.

The program relies on the participation of the more than 80% of our members who round up their bills to the nearest dollar each month. Those cents then go into a fund that is distributed to local nonprofit organizations for their projects benefitting the community and its residents.

This can be anything from funding school educational programs and 4-H projects, to stocking food banks with supplies, to providing AEDs for local clubs and fire departments.

If you’re unsure whether you participate in the program, your bill is the fastest way to check. Simply look for the line item, showing if your bill was rounded up.

If for some reason you opted out of the 

program and wish to take part, give our office a call to sign up again.

The most recent distribution of the Operation Round Up Trust Fund gave more than $9,000 to educational programs and fair improvements, including:

  • Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation, $2,500, educational presentations in Noble County
  • Central Noble Canstruction, $2,000, canned goods
  • Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, $750, local school group tours
  • Junior Achievement serving Noble County, $1,500, Economics for Success program
  • Central Noble Elementary Fifth Grade, $1,100, project-based learning materials
  • Noble County Community Fair Corporation, $1,300, lock system

To be considered for the next cycle of disbursements, local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out and return an application to the Noble REMC office by April 1. 

Applications are available at the Noble REMC office or can be downloaded from, under “Programs.”

2019 grant recipients

  • Central Noble School Corporation
  • West Noble School Corporation
  • Noble County Saddle Club, Inc.
  • Bear Lake Camp, Inc.
  • Liberty Freewill Baptist Food Mission
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
  • Junior Achievement of Noble County
  • Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana
  • The Arc Noble County Foundations
  • Orange Township Fire Department
  • Town of Albion
  • The Apple Tree Center
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
  • Life and Family Services
  • City of Kendallville
  • Drug Free Noble County, Inc.
  • DeKalb Chamber Partnership
  • Living Water Lutheran Church – Wolf Lake Food Pantry
  • Big Lake Church of God
  • Albion Community Center
  • Rock Steady Boxing
  • Common Grace Ministries, Inc.
  • Central Noble Youth Football
  • Kimmell Baseball & Softball, Inc.
  • McMillen Health
  • Boomerang Backpacks, Inc.
  • Smith-Green Community Schools
  • East Noble Band Boosters
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.