Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up donates $10,450 to local programs
Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up awarded $10,450 to 15 community organizations at its October 5, 2016, 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 awarded to nonprofit organizations that improve our local quality of life. “Community support is a core value and one of our seven cooperative principles,” said General Manager Steve Stroshane.
Operation Round-Up grant recipients for fall 2016 are:
1. Northwoods Flyers, EAA Chapter 1537, $500, to support Young Eagles program and Gandy Dancer Air Show
2. Osceola Community Education, $750, to pay community education fees for students who need financial assistance
3. Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley, $1,000, to support parent education, support groups and resources in Polk County
4. Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County, $1,000, to help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain independent living
5. WPCA Radio, $1,000, to purchase software and equipment to produce radio programs
6. River’s Run and Ride Rally, $250, to provide food for guests at Faith’s Lodge in Danbury
7. Burnett County Family Literacy, $1,000, to purchase books for children and adults, and reading and math curriculum for adults
8. Indianhead, St. Croix Valley Chordsmen & Vallee de Croix Choruses, $500, to host 2017 Super Sing for local students
9. Clear Lake Area Community Center, $1,000, to improve safety and accessibility of gym-auditorium
10. Endeavors Adult Development Center, $1,000, to help purchase Galaxy tablets for disabled adults
11. Osceola Public Library, $1,000, to create kits that expand knowledge in science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math
12. Falls Chamber of Commerce, $250, to design and print a shopping and walking map of St. Croix Falls-Taylors Falls
13. Siren HS Ice Fishing Team, $500, to help purchase portable ice shacks and fish finders
14. Girl Scouts Troop 52691, $400, to support Road to Independence car maintenance program for Unity HS students
15. Luck Community Education, $300, to help sponsor Prairie Fire Theatre for Luck students in grades 1-12
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 our Operation Round-Up webpage. The next application deadline is December 1.
Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-up awarded a $1,000 grant to Endeavors Adult Development Center in Balsam Lake October 19. Endeavors provides employment and day programs for adults with disabilities. L-R: Operation Round-Up President Gary Ganje, Polk-Burnett Accounting Manager Heather Gerber, Endeavors Executive Director Kathleen Clark, Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane and Polk-Burnett Accountant Susan Huerstel.