Operation Round Up awards grantsAt its June meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $10,850 to help support worthy causes.
At its June meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $10,850 to help support worthy causes.
These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. The donated amount costs about 50 cents a month for each participating member, and raises approximately $37,000 each year.
Since the program’s beginning in October 1998, grants totaling $492,812 have been awarded to 630 local charitable causes.
Grants approved in June include the following.
To assist with medical expenses: Wesley Yoder and Pamela Walter, both Cando. Joann Frappier, McHenry; Shirley Lenz, Sutton; Jay Grager, Carrington; Helen and Andy Gores, Hansboro; Terri Huffman, Harvey.
To assist with purchases: Carrington City Library, to purchase tables and chairs; Petersville Cemetery, Pettibone, fence replacement; Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd, New Rockford, to purchase cribs for day care; Rugby Imagination Library, to purchase books for children; and New Rockford Area Betterment Corp, digital projector for theater.
To assist with projects/other: Pettibone Senior Citizen Center, building maintenance; Cooperstown Community Activity Authority, CDA Certification Program; Central North Dakota Steam Threshers, New Rockford, handicapped entrances for buildings; UFFDA Funds for Animals, Cando, pet rescue services.
The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in September to view applications.
For more information about this program contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by emailing email@example.com or calling 800-882-2500; or obtain guidelines or download applications at www.nplains. com.