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Operation Round Up funds help others

News Jamestown,North Dakota 58401
Jamestown Sun
Operation Round Up funds help others
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

Through the generosity of members, electric co-ops around the country are making big differences out of small change.

They, along with Dakota Valley Electric, do that through Operation Round Up, a program that gives grants to local organizations and individuals.

Participating members voluntarily round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. The donation averages 50 cents a month per member and raises about $20,000 each year.

A board, which consists of co-op members, meets twice a year to disburse the funds.

At the most recent meeting, the Dakota Valley Electric board allocated funds to: Lori Peterson, LaMoure, medical, $1,750; Community Volunteer EMS of LaMoure, safety class, $220; Jack Rourke, Verona, medical, $2,500; Milnor Area Community Center Inc., sponsor 5K run, $100; Bear Creek Roughriders, Oakes, provide equine events, $300; Hankinson Industrial Development Corp., dance floor, $2,000; Tim Klose, Jamestown, medical, $1,430; Edgeley Ranger Archery Club, archery equipment, $100; Coldwater Park Association, Ashley, construct bathroom facilities, $1,000; Jolly Senior Center, Edgeley, new windows and water softener, $250; and Edgeley Park Board, rescue tubes and umbrella, $250.

For more information, or to apply, call (800) 342-4671 or visit