Operation Round Up_Spring 2018On Tuesday, April 24, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded 5 grants, totaling $7,000 to organizations in Marshall County.

The Community Foundation received $5,000 to assist with flood relief in Marshall County. The Community Foundation is working to raise $200,000 to help flood victims of Marshall County.  Two homes were destroyed and 140 were heavily damaged, many without flood insurance. United Way is urging the community to support these families in need. Donations can be made toUnited Way of Marshall County, PO Box 392, Plymouth.

Ancilla College received $500 to assist with their mission trip to the village of Dernbach, Germany.  The Ancilla College Missions Team is staff and students at Ancilla College who formed a mission’s team to help people locally, nationwide and worldwide.

The Marshall County 4-H Shooting Sports Club received $500 to offset the dues normally paid by the participants. The Marshall County 4-H Shooting Club provides instruction on shooting sports safety, as well as a fun environment for kids to learn and improve their skills.

The Plymouth Police Dept. K9 Fund received $500 to assist with the replacement of their current K9.  The Plymouth Police Dept. K9 Fund is seeking assistance to replace the current K9 and one for evening/night shift.  The K9 Unit is utilized for drug searches, tracking criminals, lost children and adults.  They are also used in search warrant executions with various departments and demos at surrounding schools.

The Yellow River Festival of Marshall County Inc. received $500 to help with general costs of the festival. The Yellow River Festival of Marshall County is a family friendly, two day festival that promotes the Yellow River area. The festival also showcases Marshall County, the State of Indiana and the United States.

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 Up and to the Marshall County Community Foundation for making these donations possible.  You have helped donate over $90,000 to organizations in the community!