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.