A community is only as strong as the support it provides in a time of need. As you look around the Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) service area, you see people helping others all the time. One way your cooperative gets involved is by providing grants to people and organizations to make the community stronger.
Operation Round-Up is a program in which CEC members voluntarily choose to round up their monthly utility bills and donate their pennies to a charitable trust. The money pools and accumulates, and an elected board of five co-op members reviews grant applications submitted by local people and organizations to determine grant worthiness.
Charitable Trust Board Members Jim McCullough, A.J. Tuck, LeAna Hug, Roberta Thorsen and Kayla Pulvermacher met in March 2021 to review grant applications submitted in the past six months. They awarded a total of $29,000 in grant dollars to 17 worthy recipients. This is a significant total and reflects the commitment you, our member-owners, demonstrate to this program. These grants touch lives and make good things happen in our community.
The following individuals and organizations received assistance from Operation Round-Up:
- Abused Adult Resource Center (shelter expenses)
- Elks Camp Grassick (basketball court)
- Sheridan Memorial Home (activity-based products)
- TR for Heart and Soul (therapeutic riding horse expenses)
- Volunteer Caregiver Exchange (elderly services)
- Sheridan Co. Park Board (livestock arena stands)
- McClusky Park District (swimming pool repairs)
- Great Plains Food Bank (food relief program)
- Nine individuals needing assistance with medical and other expenses
The next application deadline will be July 31, 2021. Any person in the counties of Burleigh and Sheridan may apply to receive an Operation Round-Up grant. To request an application, call CEC at (701) 223-1513 or download the form at www.capitalelec.com. To visit, click on Our Services > Operation Round-Up.