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Orange County REMC Awards Operation Round Up Grants
Updated October 26, 2016 7:32 AM
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(ORLEANS) - Orange County REMC awards Operation Round Up grants to Running Start of Springs Valley.

The $1,050 grant will be used to purchase T-shirts, sock and shoes.

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Picture are REMC Member Service Representative Lorena Lindsey with Jennifer Hill and daughter Evelyn, accepting the grant on behalf of Running Start program.

Several additional local organizations received Operation Round Up grants.

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Pictured from left to right are Mary Beth Gibbons with Prevent Child Abuse Orange County, Brenda McCain with Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, Hannah Sage, Orange County REMC part-time employee and Christi Morgan with Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

This round of awards brings the total amount disbursed by Operation Round Up to $411,047 since the inception of the program in 2002.

The Operation Round Up program allows REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in their communities and work together to help others, focusing on the needs of the members and sustaining the development of the community.

At present nearly 69 percent of Orange County REMC's members participate in the Operation Round Up program.

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 28, 2016.

Orange County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Located in Orleans, IN, this electric utility cooperative serves over 8,000 members in Orange, Martin, Lawrence, Washington and Crawford Counties. For more information about the cooperative visit

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