Operation Round Up - June 2019

Representing some of the organizations receiving Operation Round Up® grants in May (front row l to r): Stan Stark (Aeneas Cemetery Association); Don McCollor (Hoffman Public Library); Dale Buchholz (Let’s Go Fishing-Alexandria); Kjersten Cook (Science Seekers); Dianne Johnson (Hoffman Economic Development Authority); Ruth Marti, Barb Steidl, Barb, Anne & Bob Friederichs (Friends of Nordic Meadow, Inc.); Georgia Reemts (Cardinal Soccer Boosters); Kelli Wendel (Lakes Area Gymnastics); Lola Anderson (LifeSource); Jake Siira (Cardinal Soccer Booster); Michael Schatz (Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America); Cindy Townsend (Alexandria Area High School Clay Target Team); Lynn Evans (Habitat for Humanity); Marian Wrolson (Trysil Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery Association); Wendy Hyatt (Central Minnesota Elder Network); Katheryn LaBrasseur (Douglas County Senior Service & TRIAD) Kris Chisholm (Douglas County Car Care); Joyce McIntosh & Clarence Wolf (Douglas County Senior Service & TRIAD); Gallen Norris (Alexandria Composite); Janet Johnson (Operation Round Up) and Kristin & Lilly Reichmann (Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park).

(Alexandria, MN) Runestone Electric Association’s Operation Round Up® has distributed over $951,000 in grants to community-minded groups and organizations throughout the Cooperative’s service territory since its inception in 2003. Over 64% of REA’s members allow their bills to be rounded up to the next dollar with the average yearly contribution of $6.

The following thirty-three area organizations shared $13,800 in grants from Operation Round Up.

Youth: Alexandria Area High School Clay Target Team ($200); Glacial Hills Elementary ($300); Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America ($300); Brandon Summer Rec ($300); Cardinal Soccer Boosters ($250); Youth Outdoor Day (Viking Sportsmen, LLC) ($500); Prairie Rivers Baseball Association ($300); Miltona Science Magnet School ($250); Science Seekers ($300) and RUSC Kinship Mentoring ($300).

Community: Vikingland Band Festival ($500); Alexandria Composite ($250); Thorson Memorial Library ($300); Garfield Community Club ($250); Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park ($250); Brandon Community Club ($250); Trysil Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery Association ($250); Friends of Nordic Meadow, Inc. ($500); Alzheimer’s Association ($250); Relay for Life of Douglas County ($250); Lakes Area Gymnastics ($500); Salvation Army of Douglas County ($1000); Aeneas Cemetery Association ($250); Hoffman Public Library ($200); Hoffman Economic Development Authority ($500); Douglas County Car Care ($1000); LifeSource ($500); Elk Lake Beach ($300); Habitat for Humanity ($750) and Minnewaska Drum Line ($250).

Seniors: Douglas County Senior Services & TRIAD ($500); Let’s Go Fishing-Alexandria ($1000) and Central Minnesota Elder Network ($1000).

Calling all non-profit organizations! Area organizations are encouraged to apply for Operation Round Up grants. The deadline for the next round of funding is August 9, 2019. Application forms are available by calling Runestone Electric at (320) 762-1121 or (800) 473-1722. Applications can be downloaded from the REA website: www.RunestoneElectric.com.

Runestone Electric Association Touchstone Energy Cooperative® serving over 14,000 accounts in the rural areas of Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Ottertail, Stearns, and Todd counties.