Operation Round Up approves charitable grants
The grants provide assistance to individuals and organizations.
At its March meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $8,500 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 $908,737 have been awarded to 1259 local charitable causes.
Grants approved in March include:
- Shane Peterson, Rugby, medical expenses
- Edith Armey, Cando, medical expenses
- Towner County Historical Society, Veterans memorial project
- Viking Lutheran Church, Maddock, entry/handicap accessible project
- Circle Cross Riding Club, Jamestown, new electric service project
- Bowdon Development Center Inc. (BDCI), Bowdon High School window project
To help someone in need
Do you know someone who faces a challenge? If so, people may want to consider applying on the person's behalf.
The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in June to review applications. The application deadline is May 20.
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 .