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Operation Round Up grants $3,600 to local causes

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Rushford, MN— Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on September 14 and elected to donate $3,600 to the following worthy organizations:

•$600, Semcac, Rushford, Minn., to support its energy assistance program for low income individuals and families.

•$500, Bluff Country Learning Center, Hokah, Minn., to support the Positive Behavior Interventions (PBIS) program that recognizes students for high levels of attendance, academic achievement and respectful behavior.

•$500, Houston County Care & Share, to provide Christmas gifts for less fortunate children and grocery gift certificates for their families.

•$400, Friends of the Houston Nature Center, to help build a natural playground in Trailhead Park.

•$400, SE Minnesota Education and Resource Center, St. Charles, Minn., to support its energy assistance program for low income individuals and families.

•$300, Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minn., to help with the installation of fluorescent lighting as part of an electrical upgrade project.

•$250, Ready Set School, to help purchase school supplies and clothing for students in Winona County.

•$250, St. John’s School, Nodine, Minn., to make improvements to the school’s playground which is used to host several community events in the Nodine area.

•$200, City of Caledonia, to help with their community pool improvement project.

•$100, Empty Bowls of Harmony, to support the event that raises money for the Fillmore County Food Shelves.

•$100, Rushford-Peterson Home Run Club, to help the cost of adding outdoor carpeting to a batting cage used by the club and community education programs.

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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