Operation Round Up Yellow River FestivalOn Tuesday, April 23, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded $14,750 to 11 organizations.

The American Legion Post 27 received funding to help bring the traveling Vietnam Veteran Wall to Marshall County. The purpose of the wall is to express gratitude to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and teach the youth about the past.

The Beaman Home received funding to help purchase a laptop and portable printer for their DoVE Outreach program. The Beaman Home provides shelter, education and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Discover Plymouth received funding to help pay for entertainment at the Downtown Tractor Show.  This event was created to showcase downtown Plymouth and agriculture. Discover Plymouth promotes the city by creating events that draw attendees to Plymouth.

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana received funding to provide financial assistance for girls in Marshall County whose families cannot afford membership fees. The mission of Girls Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Indiana Troopers Youth Service received funding to help pay camper fees for at risk youth to attend the Junior Pioneer Camp at Potato Creek State Park. The Indiana State Police summer camp program was developed to keep kids active throughout the summer and give kids an alternative to other none productive activities.

Link to Hope received funding to help families and individuals who are struggling to pay their monthly bills. Link to Hope is a faith-based ministry that provides assistance for families and individuals who need help with rent, utilities and medical needs.

Plymouth Fire Department received funding to assist with the purchase of training equipment that will help their members be proficient in the life saving skills that are necessary for the medical services provided by the Plymouth Fire Department’s staff.

Purdue University Extension Marshall County received funding to assist with the Strengthening Families Program. The goal of the program is to prevent substance abuse in youth by building their skills and giving parents more tools to help their children become responsible young adults.

Riverside Intermediate School received funding for their Science Explosion Club. The Science Club is designed to capture the interest of students in fifth and sixth grades, engaging them in real life science labs.

Triton Jr. High Robotics Club received funding to help with the startup costs of their new club. The Robotics Club provides members a fun, hands-on learning opportunity that develops problem solving and teamwork skills, as well as teaching valuable lessons in engineering and programming.

Yellow River Festival received funding to help purchase a new sound system to help enhance the entertainment venue and demonstrator’s ability to interact with the audience. The festival encourages people to spend quality time with family while learning about some of our local history.

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 $119,000 to organizations in the community!

If your organization would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant, please contact Marshall County REMC at 574-936-3161 or visit www.marshallremc.com.