Operation Round Up disburses funds
The funds are from Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who elect to round up their bills.
At its September meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $9,700 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 $890,537 have been awarded to 1244 local charitable causes.
Grants approved in September include:
- Gary Lacey, Cando, medical expenses
- Leeds Community Building Inc., new tables/chair project
- Cando City Park Board, pool repairs
- Pingree T-ball, construction of new baseball field
- Father's Farm, Wolford, construction costs of new facility
- Lees Community Food Pantry, Hungry Free Food Pantry – New Rockford, Carrington Daily Bread, The Bread of Life Food Pantry - Cooperstown, Kidder Co. Food Pantry, Pierce Co. Food Pantry, Mt. Pleasant School - Rolla, Community Action - Jamestown, Cando Area Food Pantry, Wells Co., The Hope Center – Devils Lake, food pantry/backpack programs
The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in December to review applications. The application deadline is Nov. 20.
For more information, contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by calling 800-882-2500 or obtain guidelines or download applications at www.nplains.com .