Operation Round-Up Funds Three Local Organizations

Just under $7,500 in McDonough Power Cooperative Operation Round-Up grants was recently awarded to area organizations. West Prairie Elementary School received $956.36 for heart rate monitors and heart rate charts for their kindergarten through fourth grade physical education program. Bridgeway Foundation accepted $2,500 towards the purchase of a shrink wrap machine for their Night Sky program. Warren Achievement Center, Inc. was awarded $4,000 towards their Achiever Medical Fund, which is used exclusively for uncovered medical costs for their achievers.

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 $28,143.32 to local organizations. The next deadline to apply for an Operation Round-Up grant is April 3, 2017. For more details, visit www.mcdonoughpower.com or contact Kelly Hamm at (309) 833-2101.

Bridgeway Foundation’s Vice President of Affirmative Business Robert Johnson and Tammy Diefendorf, Director of Production and Business Development accept $2,500 from McDonough Power employees and Operation Round-Up trustees.

Warren Achievement Center, Inc. accepts an Operation Round-Up grant for their achiever medical fund. Pictured L-R: Sean Cavanaugh of Warren Achievement Center, June Friend Operation Round-Up Trustee, Gianna Miceli, Sherry Waite and Rick Barnhill of Warren Achievement Center.

West Prairie Elementary accepts funds for activity monitors and heart rate charts for their physical education program. Pictured L-R: Jeff Moore McDonough Power Board Chairman, Lind Prox Operation Round-Up Trustee, Alison Paulsen WP Physical Education teacher, and Jennifer Edholm West Prairie Elementary Principal.