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Operation Round Up grants $3,000 to local causes

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford, MN - Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 1 and elected to donate $3,000 to the following worthy organizations:

•$1,000, Local Food Shelves, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between 10 food shelves (Caledonia, Hokah, Houston, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, St. Charles, Spring Valley, Winona and Wykoff).

•$350, Bundles of Love, Chatfield, Minn., to help purchase supplies for diaper bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties.

•$300, Rushford-Peterson Community Education, to help purchase items for starting a STEM Lego Camp.

•$300, Harmony Community Healthcare, to help purchase an emergency generator.

•$300, Red Cross – Fillmore and Winona Counties, to support disaster services.

•$300, Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minn., to help purchase a water heater or water softener.

•$300, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for local police departments to use in Fillmore County public schools.

•$150, Rushford-Peterson Girl Scout Troop 40301, to support the community bike rack project.

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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