LaGrange Co. REMC Hands Out Operation Round Up Funds
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, September 3, 2021
(photo courtesy of LaGrange County REMC)
(LAGRANGE) – LaGrange County REMC has given money back to some community organizations.
The Third Quarter distribution for Operation Round Up totaled $11,650. Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry was awarded $2,000 to pay for the processing of donated deer, large game and livestock within LaGrange County. The meat is then donated to local food banks.
Brighton Chapel Food Pantry was granted $2,000. The money will be used to help purchase food from Community Harvest Food Bank to give away at the food pantry and a food drive they operate once a month.
Clothes And Food Basket Of LaGrange County was given $5,000 to help pay to extend concrete in their parking lot. They were unable to open for a few days last winter due to ice accumulation.
Little Laker League, was awarded $1,500 to purchase new football, basketball, and baseball equipment for more than 100 youth in their organization.
Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, is receiving $1,150 for financial assistance for low-income families and to help support the Girls Scouts Leadership Experience.
Operation Round Up is a program where LaGrange County REMC members agree to have their bills rounded up each month to the nearest dollar. The extra money is put into an account and then given out quarterly to groups and organizations who serve all sectors of the LaGrange County community.
Since the program began in January 2002, over $590,000 has been given back to the community.
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