On Jan. 24, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded grants, totaling $7,798, to the following organizations:
- Bread of Life Community Food Pantry received funding to purchase an air conditioner for the garage space of a new building to allow more food storage between 68 and 74 degrees. Bread of Life provides one source of nutritious food to supplement the needs of the poor.
- Cops for Kids/ Indiana State Police Alliance Foundation received funding to purchase stuffed animal dogs that represent Indiana State Trooper David Caswell’s partner, Chase. The stuffed animals will be distributed in various scenarios or situations to help comfort individuals focusing primarily on children.
- The Marshall County Council On Aging received funding to assist with the purchase of new computer towers to improve overall communication, such as scheduling and billing. The Marshall County Council on Aging provides information to the general public regarding services for seniors, the disabled and their families.
- Marshall County 4-H Fair board received funding to assist with the purchase of an updated sound system for the fairgrounds in order to comply with emergency management recommendations. The Marshall County 4-H Fair board is dedicated to providing quality experiences and developing strong leadership skills in Marshall County Youth.
- Special Olympics Indiana: Marshall-Starke received funding to help with a new fitness program for athletes in Special Olympics and anyone who would like to join. Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization that offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The next round of grants will be awarded in April. Charitable organizations within the Marshall County Service territory are eligible to apply. The organization does not have to be a member of Marshall County REMC. Applications can be picked up at the REMC office or downloaded at marshallremc.com.