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Operation Round Up grants $3,800 to local causes

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

Rushford, MN— The Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 9 and donated $3,800 to the following worthy organizations:

•$800, Local Food Shelves Participating in Minnesota FoodShare Month, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between eight food shelves.

•$500, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for the Fillmore County public schools by the local police departments.

•$500, Let’s Go Fishing – Winona Chapter, to purchase supplies for fishing outings.

•$425, Project Fit Families, to help purchase educational materials for the Project Fit Families Fitness Fest.

•$425, JEM Movie Theatre, LLC, to put towards the purchase of a digital projector.

•$250, City of Caledonia, to help with their community pool improvement project.

•$200, Lanesboro Local, to purchase supplies for the Local—The Better Way of Life program.

•$200, Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, to help with the Harmony home building project.

•$200, Bundles of Love, to help purchase supplies for diaper bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties.

•$200, Houston Community Food Basket, to help with the application costs for achieving 501c3 status.

•$100, Appleseed Community Theatre/Healthy Community Partnership, for purchasing supplies for a Youth Theatre Camp in La Crescent.

Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. To learn more about Operation Round Up visit www.tec.coop.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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