Operation Roundup fills requests totalling $15,000

From Decatur County REMC

The Decatur County REMC Community Trust committee recently met to review Operation Roundup
grant requests. The committee awarded eleven local organizations a total of $15,000 in grant funds from
the Decatur County REMC Community Trust. Organizations receiving awards include:

  • Central House Napoleon – $1,000 to repair damaged walls and floors in the historic
    doctor’s building.
  • So Loved Ripley County Foster Kids Closet – $1,000 to purchase clothes and shoes to
    donate to children.
  • Marion Township Volunteer Fire Dept. – $2,000 to update scene/lighting generator in the
    emergency truck.
  • Campbell Township Volunteer Fire Dept. – $2,000 toward purchasing an AED that will
    be located in the firehouse.
  • Speranza Inc. – $1,000 toward updating their website to better serve and support our local
  • Westport Community Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. – $2,000 toward purchasing a battery
    powered exhaust fan for their new pumper truck.
  • South Decatur Elementary School – $1,000 toward purchasing equipment to spread mulch
    on outdoor lab paths.
  • Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County – $1,000 toward supporting a school program
    and for printed materials for students.
  • Sand Creek Elementary School – $2,000 toward purchasing playground equipment for
  • Franklin County 4-H Association, Inc., – $1,000 toward purchasing chairs for their new
    expo hall.
  • Decatur County Kids Closet – $1,000 toward purchasing shoes to donate to children.
    Decatur County REMC is proud to support our communities. One of our cooperative principles is
    Concern for the Community, and our members demonstrate their commitment to giving back and making
    an impact through this program.
    Operation Roundup is a member-funded program established to support local charitable organizations
    serving Decatur County REMC members and communities. When Decatur County REMC members
    round up their bill to the next whole dollar each month, they are making a direct impact in their
    community. With Decatur County REMC’s Operation Roundup, a little change can do a lot. Since the
    program was established in 1999, Decatur County REMC has awarded 334 grants totaling over $609,000.
    Operation Roundup information and grant applications can be found on the DCREMC website,
    dcremc.com. Non-profit organizations may apply for the next grant cycle by July 31, 2024.

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