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Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up approves charitable grants

By Staff | Apr 5, 2013

Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $6,000 to help support worthy causes at its meeting this month.

These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. The donated amount averages about 50 cents a month for each participating member, and raises approximately $37,000 each year.

Since the program’s beginning in October 1998, grants totaling $519,712 have been awarded to 693 local charitable causes.

Grants approved in March include:

Laurie Waldner, Sheyenne, to assist with medical expenses, house fire.

Sylvia Martin, Pettibone, to assist with medical expenses.

Family of the late Kevin Johnson, Carrington, to assist with medical expenses.

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, defibrillators for Head Start program.

Marketplace for Kids, education program.

Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Arts After School program.

Carrington Park Board, grandstand for ball diamond.

Help someone in need

Do you know someone who faces a challenge? If so, you may want to consider submitting an application on his or her behalf. Operation Round Up charitable grants are making a difference in the lives of people right here in our region.

The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in June to view applications.

If you would like additional information about this worthy program, please contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by emailing tamia@nplains.com or calling 1-800- 882-2500. Obtain guidelines or download applications at www.nplains.com.

– Submitted by

Northern Plains Electric

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