Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met Sept. 14 and elected to donate $3,600 to the following organizations:
-- Semcac, Rushford, Minn., to support its energy assistance program for low income individuals and families, $600.
-- Bluff Country Learning Center, Hokah, Minn., to support the Positive Behavior Interventions 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, $500.
--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, $400.
--Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minn., to help with the installation of fluorescent lighting as part of an electrical upgrade project, $300
--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, $250.
--City of Caledonia, to help with their community pool improvement project, $200.
--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, $100.
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.