The board of trustees for Operation Round Up, a community service program of Heartland REMC, recently approved six grants totalling $6,000.
The approved grants were awarded to:
• Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department for communications equipment, $2,000;
• Lagro Volunteer Fire Department for S.C.B.A. Tanks, $2,000;
• Manchester Early Learning Center for equipment upgrades, $500;
• Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana for Hope in a Handbag project, $500;
• Second Harvest Food Bank for Big Idea Initiative, $500;
• 85 Hope for Specialty Care Referral Fund, $500.
These grants are made possible by the generosity of Heartland REMC members.
Members who elect to participate in Operation Round Up have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar amount. The change collected from all the participating members is transferred to the Operation Round Up program each month.
The funds are then dispersed by the board of trustees who meet on a regular basis to review the grant applications.
Local programs interested in pursuing a grant must complete a grant application form and submit it to the trustees of the Heartland REMC Trust for review.
The next deadline for grant submissions is Dec. 3. Organizations can find more information about Operation Round Up as well as grant applications at our website: www.heartlandremc.com.