Do you contribute to Operation Round Up with your bill each month?
If you’re part of the nearly 75% of members who do, thank you for starting 2021 off right with your donation, which will support five different organizations!
For those who need a refresher, LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up program allows members to round up their electric bills each month. This money is then put into a fund and given back locally through quarterly community grants.
You may think it’s just a bit of extra change, but to the nonprofit organizations who receive these grants, it’s so much more.
The first quarter distribution of Operation Round Up funding totaled $10,700 and included:
- Westview High School Applied Skills Classes, which was awarded $1,200 to purchase three iPads for students in need of technology-based learning
- Junior Achievement, serving LaGrange County, which was granted $3,000 to finance programs serving LaGrange County students
- Community Harvest Food Bank, which received $1,000 to support its LaGrange County Farm Wagon
- LaGrange County 4-H Club Association, which was awarded $3,000 to maintain its facilities for youth activities, meetings and community use
- American Red Cross, which was granted $2,500 to support its Home Fire Relief program in LaGrange County
For local nonprofit organizations who are seeking funding for a project, please fill out and return an application to the LaGrange County REMC office by Thursday, April 1, to be considered for the next round of Operation Round Up disbursements. Applications can be downloaded from the REMC website, lagrangeremc.com.