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Operation Round Up grants awarded

 

The LaGrange County REMC Operation Round Up Committee met recently to review the funding requests for the third quarter of 2012. They donated $7,800 to four organizations that provide services to people in LaGrange County.

Community Harvest Food Bank received $1,500 to help purchase food that gets distributed through various locations throughout the county.

The LaGrange County Council on Aging received $4,000 to help support their LCAT transportation program. In 2011, more than 13,000 individuals used this vital service.

The Little Laker Football League received $800 to help defray the cost of football equipment. There are approximately 70 kids involved in the program.

The United Fund of LaGrange County received $1,500 to help support the Pack-a-Backpack and 211 programs.

This brings the total amount awarded to $309,783 since the inception of the program in 2002.

That’s a huge impact on this community thanks to REMC members who participate in the program and allow the REMC to round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar. “Giving back to the communities we serve is part of the cooperative’s principles,” said Sherryl Rhinesmith, member services manager.