SCI REMC’s Operation RoundUp Awards $30,915 in Community Grants
August 26, 2019 – Martinsville, IN - South Central Indiana REMC (SCI REMC) Operation RoundUp Board of Trustees recently awarded $30,915 to 11 non-profit organizations in Brown, Morgan, Monroe, and Owen counties, bringing the total to more than $3.3 million that has been given to the community since the program began in 1995.
Established as an extension of the electric cooperative principle “neighbor helping neighbor,” the electric co-op’s members round up their electric bills to the next even dollar. This spare change accumulates in a community fund, resulting in thousands of dollars being given in grants each year. Members who participate contribute an average of only $6 per year, demonstrating that little things really do make a difference.
This quarter, grants were awarded to the following organizations:
- Area 10 Agency on Aging - $10,000 for passenger bus replacement
- BETA (Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association) - $1,800 for after school arts program
- Brown County Children's Fund, Incorporated - $700 for event advertising and office supplies
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank - $1,500 for bags to repackage food from bulk supply
- Jackson Township Fire Department - $3,000 for brush truck pumping system
- Living with Purpose Girls Outreach Ministry - $700 for retreat teaching tools
- Martinsville Youth and Development Center - $2,000 for library improvements
- McCormick's Creek After School Program - $1,500 for after school activities
- Mother Hubbard's Cupboard - $5,000 for emergency food assistance
- Spencer Pride, Inc. - $2,000 for assistance with roof repair/replacement
- Volunteers in Medicine, Monroe County - $2,715 for 15 screening mammograms
Operation RoundUp, a grant program sponsored by the members of SCI REMC, has awarded over 1,100 grants to non-profit organizations in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown, Putnam, Clay, and Johnson counties. Previous Operation RoundUp grants have been awarded to schools, arts organizations, emergency services including fire and police departments, food banks, youth and women’s shelters, conservation clubs, animal rescues, and more. Non-profit organizations in SCI REMC’s seven counties are invited to apply for the grants, which are reviewed by a group of trustees and awarded each quarter. The next application due date is October 30, 2019. The application and additional information can be found at www.sciremc.com/roundup.