Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded the following grants:
· Christ Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church received $4,000 to purchase a replacement refrigerator for the facility, which is used by a homeschool co-op, Trail Life Troop, and the church congregation.
· Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library was awarded a $2,500 grant to go toward the purchase of books for the youth department at the new Whitestown branch.
· Pack Away Hunger received $3,500 for Central Elementary School Nutrition and Hunger Education Meal Pack, an event that includes student programming about hunger, poverty and food access, and a volunteer opportunity to pack 10,000 meals for distribution to food insecure residents in Boone County.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for which Boone REMC members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar. Those extra cents are put into an independent, 501(c)3 trust and disbursed through a grant process. An independent board of trustees reviews grant requests on a quarterly basis.
Since Operation Round Up’s inception locally in 2006, more than $950,000 has been donated in grants to support community projects.
Non-profit organizations can apply for funding at www.bremc.com/operation-round-up-grants . The board requests that all
applications are submitted via the online form. The next deadline is Nov. 15.