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Operation Round Up® Grants Awarded

October 31, 2013

  11/01/13 The Operation Round Up® Board of Directors granted their first round of funds thanks to participating members of Marshall County REMC. 

Operation Round Up® allows Marshall County REMC members to round up their monthly electric bill to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is accumulated in a separate fund administered by the Marshall County Community Foundation and distributed quarterly to charitable organizations in the local communities. 

On October 22nd, the Operation Round Up® Board of Directors announced four grants, totaling $5,000, were awarded to the following organizations:

1.     Junior Achievement of Michiana was awarded $1,000 to help fund additional classroom programs in Marshall County.  Junior Achievement programs introduce students to basic business concepts and skills, and empower them to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education.


2.      Care and Share of Marshall County was awarded $1,000 to help assist families who are struggling to help make ends meet.  Care and Share of Marshall County is committed to validating needs and coordinating aid by referring to proper agencies or directly distributing funds when available.  In addition, Care and Share provides mentoring and encouragement.


3.     Potawatomi Park, INC. was awarded $1,500 to help fund the renovation of water outlets (water level control structure and drain pipe) that are nearing their end of service.  These drains are important in maintaining proper water levels in these water features.  Potawatomi Park, Inc. strives to maintain a place of low-impact recreation where the public can enjoy the solitude of nature, commune with wildlife, and gain an understanding of local history.


4.     Boy Scout Troop 251 of Marshall County was awarded $1,500 for a new Troop equipment trailer that will be used to carry camping gear.  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of Scout Oath and Law.


Operation Round Up® allows Marshall County REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in their communities and work together to help others. 

 Grants are awarded quarterly, with the next grants awarded in January.  Applications are due by January 1 to be considered for the January disbursement.  Any charitable organization within Marshall County REMC’s service territory is eligible to apply. The organization does not have to be a member of Marshall County REMC.  Applications can be picked up at the REMC office or downloaded at

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