Tri-County Electric announces Operation Round Up grant winners

2012-10-04T09:54:00Z Tri-County Electric announces Operation Round Up grant winners Winona Daily News
October 04, 2012 9:54 am

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.

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