ORU funding benefits youth programs

Posted on Jun 06 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

While the world may have stopped for a while, LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up continued to give back to make sure our community’s youth remain successful. 

We’re grateful for the nearly 75% of LaGrange County REMC members who participate in the program, allowing their electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. These cents are then kept locally through the giving of community grants each quarter.

Organizations that were awarded $10,250 in Operation Round Up grants in April were: 

  • Junior Achievement of LaGrange County was awarded $3,000 to deliver financial programming to 46 elementary school classrooms.
  • LaGrange Baseball League received $2,000 to help purchase equipment for more than 200 youth between the ages of 4 and 14.
  • Topeka Happy Workers 4-H Club was granted $2,500 to purchase supplies for school-aged children for a successful school year.
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana received $750 to help low-income families pay for registration fees, plus other program costs including supplies, insurance, staff, facilities and equipment.
  • Wolcottville Youth Sports was awarded $2,000 to help purchase equipment, including bats, balls, nets, helmets and more, for leagues and other opportunities helping 160 children from 3-15 years old.

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

Applications can be picked up at the cooperative office at 1995 E. U.S. 20, LaGrange, or downloaded from the REMC website, lagrangeremc.com.