1Q 2017 Operation Round-Up Grants to Local Organizations
McDonough Power Cooperative Operation Round-Up grants totaling $8,000 were recently awarded to five area organizations. The Regional Office of Education #26 received $1,000 for the purchase of supplies to enhance the art program for the McDonough County Learning Center, an alternative school that serves at-risk students in grades 6-12 throughout McDonough County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Warren and McDonough Counties received $1,000 towards the purchase of office furniture and supplies for their new location in Bushnell. Colchester Fire Protection District was awarded $2,000 towards the purchase of new turnout gear for their firefighters. Wesley Village was granted $2,000 for the purchase of appliances to be used in their Pursuit of Home project. McDonough District Hospital Foundation received $2,000 towards the Dolores Kator Switzer Women’s Center project.
The Operation Round-Up program is funded by members of McDonough Power Cooperative who have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra pennies are used to support community betterment projects. Since the initial round of funding in January 2016, the program has donated $36,143.32 to local organizations. The next deadline to apply for an Operation Round-Up grant is July 3, 2017.