At its June meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $8,900 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 averages 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 $805,462 have been awarded to 1,103 local charitable causes.
Grants approved in June include:
North Dakota Association for the Disabled Inc., medications, supplies and travel expenses for clients in NPEC territory
Todd Leske Jr., Cando, medical expenses
Kenneth LaRocque, St. John, medical expenses
Laurie LaRocque, St. John, medical expenses
Roxann & Kerry Haugen, Cando, medical expenses
Darrel Mitzel, Esmond, medical expenses.
Pam Mahutga, Woodworth, medical expenses.
Kirt Tripp, Pettibone, medical expenses.
Do you know someone who faces a challenge? If so, you may want to consider submitting an application on their behalf. The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in September to review applications. The application deadline is Aug. 20, 2020.
For more information on the program, contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by calling 800-882-2500 or obtain guidelines or download applications at www.nplains.com.