Twelve grants awarded through Operation Round Up

Posted on Dec 21 2023 in Jasper County REMC
ORU grant recipients
Representatives from each organization gather to collect their grants.

Our Operation Round Up grants were issued recently and your spare change is doing more great work in our communities!

The Remington Parks Department received a grant to help update its shelter restrooms.

West Central High School and Rensselaer Central High School After Prom were both awarded funds to help with after-prom activities, food, and prizes.

The Greater Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce will use its funds to paint downtown business windows for the holiday season.

The Carnegie Players, Inc. has been awarded grants this year for sound equipment to increase the quality of its shows for the community.

Two local school programs received grants. Kankakee Valley Intermediate School PTT received funds to purchase a movie license in order to host events for students and families. Kankakee Vally School Corporation Safety Committee was awarded funds to purchase two safety bags.

The Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department was awarded funds to assist in the site work, water supply, and foundation needed for a training tower.

Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Beta was awarded funds to purchase books for its Read-A-Book program.

Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council received a grant to purchase trees to beautify the entryways into Rensselaer and to add to the city’s tree canopy.

Saint Augustine Parish was awarded a grant to help send high school students to the National Catholic Youth Conference.

Angels Wrapped in Love received funds to purchase supplies needed to make burial gowns and buntings for premature infants.

Lastly, Sorrowful Mother Church Food Pantry was awarded funds to purchase meat for Thanksgiving meals.

If you are a member of an organization that would benefit from the Operation Round Up funds, visit our website for the quarterly applications.