On Tuesday, October 24 the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded 8 grants, totaling $5,500, to the following organizations:

Argos Public Library received funding to assist with purchasing materials for their robotics program. Argos Public Library would like all students who participate to gain a better understanding of electronics in an “explore and make” atmosphere in order to improve their academic abilities and to foster entrepreneurial appreciation for their future endeavors.

The Brotherhood of Professional Police Officers received funding to assist with providing a gift card, during the holiday season, to senior citizens with limited or fixed incomes who are often faced with having sufficient funds to buy needed medicines and food.

Culver Community Middle High School received funding to help send 11th grade students to the Hamilton Education Program in Chicago. Students will research the life of Alexander Hamilton and create their own poem, song, or dramatic scene.

Encore Performing Arts received funding for the continuation and expansion of their youth educational outreach efforts in Marshall County.  The program will allow students to participate in a free opportunity to work, learn and perform with professionals. The students will then participate in the Heartland Sings’ concert on Sunday, December 10th at Christo’s Banquet Center.

Junior Achievement serving Marshall Countyreceived funding to bring Junior Achievement lessons to 3rd graders at Menominee Elementary School.  The lessons will build on JA lessons that students at Menominee received in previous grades.

Marshall County 4-H received funding to start a Robotics program within the current 4-H program.  The program will help meet the need for more STEM education outside of the classroom environment in Marshall County.

Real Services received funding for their programs that provide assistance to elderly, disabled and low-income individuals. In 2016, Real Services addressed the needs of nutrition, self-sufficiency, health and protection to more than 5,900 Marshall County residents.

Youth Leadership Marshall County (YLMC) received funding to help lower the cost to participants. Each month the group will cover a different topic related to personal growth leadership. Programs include tours of businesses around the county and volunteer work for non-profit organizations within the community.

The Operation Round Up program allows Marshall County REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in their community and work together to help others. Thank you to those members who participate in Operation Round and to the Marshall County Community Foundation for making these donations possible.  You have helped donate over $80,000 to organizations in the community!