Three Organizations Receive Grants to Help Fund Local Projects
Several local organizations applied for Operation Round-Up grants from McDonough Power Cooperative and were approved for funding. A total of $7,550 in Operation Round-Up grants was awarded. Area organizations benefiting from the grants are as follows:
McDonough County United Way – $1,000 toward their Change the Story campaign
Jamieson Community Center – $1,550 for the purchase of two gondola-style shelving units for their Thrift Store
Emmet-Chalmers Fire Protection District – $5,000 toward the purchase of a FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera
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, the program has donated $11,867.96 to local organizations. The next deadline to apply for an Operation Round-Up grant is October 3, 2016. For more details, visit www.mcdonoughpower.com or contact Kelly Hamm at (309) 833-2101.