Operation Round Up funds approved in March

Grants provided through Northern Plains Electric members who choose to round up their electric bill to the next dollar.

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At its March meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $9,800 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 $834,162 have been awarded to 1157 local charitable causes.

Grants approved in March include:


  • Woodworth Fire Department, for turnout gear

  • Woodworth First Responders, continuing education costs
  • Cathay Fire Protection District, for SCBA tanks
  • and to the following individuals for medical expenses: Jack Geske, Pingree; Cheryl Hager, Balta; Edith Armey, Anton Korb, Kerry and Roxann Haugen, Cando; Lori Stahl, Glenfield; and Sylvia Martin, Pettibone

The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to individuals and organizations. The board will meet in March 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 people may obtain guidelines or download applications at .

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