Year ends with awarding of five grants

Posted on Feb 02 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Kouts Fire Department
Darl Jarnecke presents a grant check to the Kouts Fire Department for the purchase of a positive pressure fan.  

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The Operation Round Up Trust organization finished 2021 by giving $9,904 in grants to local non-profits. Operation Round Up awarded the following non-profit organizations with grants to support programs and services offered to community residents.  

Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning (SCILL), located in Knox, received $1,500 for the purchase of gift cards for students in need. SCILL provides vocational high school programs in automotive and welding technology, adult programs in welding technology, computer software training and literacy programs.  

St. Thomas Aquinas Conference of St. Vincent DePaul Society, located in Knox, received $1,000 to assist homeless in Starke County with temporary shelter, food and necessities. 

Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force, Inc (LOFSVFF) will be able to purchase new pagers for fire personnel with their $3,104 grant. 

Kouts Fire Department was awarded $1,800 to purchase a new battery-operated positive pressure fan. Using this high-pressure ventilation fan, fire personnel can remove smoke, heat and other combustion products from a burning structure.  

The Caring Place, located in Valparaiso, will begin a new garage renovation project for much needed storage with its $2500 grant. The Caring Place serves the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Lake, Porter and Starke counties.