Dubois REC announces the most recent round of Operation Round Up grants. Grants totaled more than $13,000, which was awarded to five local organizations.
The St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. received a $1,000 grant to help purchase a washing machine for fire fighting gear.
St. Patricks’ Celebration, Inc. received a $2,000 grant to help resurface the walking path around ballfields and playground.
Ferdinand Senior Citizens, Inc. received a grant for $3,171 to purchase commercial-grade card tables.
Trotter House Lifeline Family Center received a $4,000 grant to fund classes for childbirth, parenting, and basic life skills
Crisis Connection received a $3,000 grant to help cover printing and curriculum costs associated with Dubois County school programming.
We appreciate the generosity of the Dubois REC members who allow us to round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar amount each month to support this important program. Those extra nickels, dimes, and quarters go into a community fund that helps us to give back to local organizations and groups like the ones featured here.
If you are not currently participating in Operation Round Up, please visit duboisrec.com and look under the “Community” tab. You can find an “opt-in” form in the Operation Round Up section.
The next meeting of trustees to consider grant applications will be March 11. Deadline to submit an application for a grant is 4 p.m. on Feb. 29.
APPLY FOR A GRANT
If you are part of a nonprofit group, volunteer fire department, youth program, food pantry or similar organization, please consider applying for a grant.
Go to duboisrec.com, and look under the “Community” tab for Operation Round Up information and a downloadable application.