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Orange County REMC Awards Operation Round Up Grants
Updated September 23, 2014 4:28 PM
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Photo info Operation Round Up (Front: (L-R)) Gilbert Hudson, Round Up Trustee; Katelyn Baker, Orleans Community School; Dr. Leah Morgan, Orleans Community School Deb Newlin, SICIL; Tara Carlisle, Hoosier Hills PACT. (Back: (L-R)) Ian McMillan, Prevent Child Abuse Orange County; Bob Vaal, Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade; Delma Moffatt with grandson Bently Moffatt, Huron VFD; Kelly Minton, Prevent Child Abuse Orange County; Ralph Purkhiser, SICIL.

(ORANGE CO.) - The Board of Trustees of Orange County Rural Electric Community Fund, Inc. announced the next round of grants following their recent board meeting.

Seven grants totaling $11,334.50 were approved for distribution.

Operation Round Up grants were awarded to Hoosier Hills PACT, Huron Volunteer Fire Department, Orleans Community Schools, Paoli Youth Football, Prevent Child Abuse Orange County Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade and Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living.

This round of awards brings the total amount disbursed by Operation Round Up to $348,824 since the inception of the program in 2003.

The Orange County Rural Electric Community Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by the local electric cooperative through its Operation Round Up program.

Orange County REMC members who participate in the program allow the REMC to round their monthly electric bill up to the next highest dollar. These small monthly donations are then combined together in a separate fund to support worthwhile causes inside the Orange County REMC service territory.

At present nearly 68% of Orange County REMC's members participate in the Operation Round Up program. The Board of Trustees oversees all Operation Round Up funds.

They will meet again on November 10, to review new grant applications and determine which applicants will receive funding.

Grant applications are available at the Orange County REMC headquarters building located at 7133 North State Road 337, Orleans, Indiana.

Any individual, group, or organization is eligible to apply for a grant as long as they are located within Orange County REMC's service territory consisting of Orange County and parts of Lawrence, Washington, Crawford, and Martin Counties.

The Operation Round Up program allows REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in their communities and work together to help others, Operation Round Up funds will not be awarded to pay utility bills or as political contributions. The deadline for the next round of grant application is October 31, 2014.

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