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Operation Round-Up awards $13,250 to 18 local programs

Worn Again Thrift Store in Amery receives an $800 grant in October 2013.Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up awarded $13,250 to 18 community organizations at its fall meeting. Funding for Operation Round-Up is donated by members of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative who round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. Grant recipients are selected quarterly by a committee of co-op members, with financial donations presented to organizations that improve our local quality of life. Supporting the local community and youth is a core value of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.

Grant recipients for fall 2013 are:

1. Webster Police Department, $800, to purchase 200 bike helmets for bike rodeo
2. Frederic Senior Center, $800, to purchase new stove and sink for senior meal service
3. Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County, $800, to serve seniors and families in need and meet high demand for Heat a Home program
4. Burnett County Home and Community Education, $800, to purchase books for children in Burnett County
5. Wild River Fitness Center, Osceola Medical Center, $800, to install a paved trail with exercise stations for the public
6. Worn Again, Inc., $800, to help replace building’s roof
7. Grantsburg School District Community Education, $800, to conduct a local children’s theatre production
8. Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County, $800, to help seniors and adults with disability maintain independence at home
9. Polk County Human Services, Independent Living Skills, $800, to help youth who have been removed from their home become self-sufficient
10. Webster School Forest, $500, to purchase materials for raised, bed gardens and fence
11. Friends of Burnett Community Library, $800. to purchase early literacy materials, including children’s books and parenting books
12. Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution Outreach, Home & Away Ministries, $800, to purchase kitchen supplies for a community kitchen in Luck
13. Lien Elementary School, Elementary Music, $800, to purchase musical instruments for elementary students
14. Amery Women’s Club $800, to provide recycling bins in Amery parks and provide recycling education
15. Frederic Public Library, $800, to help fund 1,000 Books before Kindergarten project
16. Siren Boys Basketball, $250, to help purchase equipment and uniforms for high school boys team
17. Siren “Little Dribblers” Youth Basketball, $500, to help purchase equipment and uniforms for youth boys and girls teams
18. Luck Community Education, $800, to support Prairie Fire Theater production of Pinocchio for local students in grades K-12

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant or co-op members who’d like to round their bill up in support of Operation Round-Up may contact 800-421-0283 or learn more online. The next application deadline is December 1.

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