Tipmont REMC awards nearly $17,000 in grants to nonprofits

Posted on Sep 01 2016 in Tipmont


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In July, three Operation Round Up applications were approved for a total of $6,905.60. The following grants were awarded:

Purdue Extension Office, Montgomery County, was awarded $1,185.60 to purchase backpacks for the nutrition education program’s “Back to School Event”.

“The Operation Round Up Grant allowed us to purchase 185 backpacks for children with limited resources,” said Debbie Threlkeld, nutrition education program assistant with Purdue Extension, Montgomery County.

“We’re very grateful to Tipmont and Operatioun Round Up for the support in helping us ensure these children can begin the school year with a new backpack and new supplies,” Threlkeld said.

Coal Creek Fire and Rescue Inc. was awarded $2,790 to purchase two new defibrillators for fire and rescue team.

Right Steps Child Development Center was awarded $2,930 to purchase five industrial ceiling fans for its education facility.


Also in July, Ivy Tech Community College was approved for $10,000 in scholarship funds to the School of Energy Technology.

“The Tipmont EnviroWatts scholarship helped me in many ways,” said Josh Jungles, a graduate of Ivy Tech’s Energy Technology program. “Most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to keep going ahead with my education and not worry about any financial strain. With less worry, I was able to focus on my education. I got a lot more out of my education and made me feel like I was rewarded for doing my best.”

Operation Round Up and Envirowatts have distributed 621 grants totaling more than $1.56 million to qualifying organizations since 1999.

The application deadline for the next Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts giving cycle is Oct. 3. Qualifying nonprofit organizations may apply online at www.tipmont.org or call 800-726-3953.