Operation Round Up awards local non-profits with grants to support the work they do in the community. On Tuesday, October 25th the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded 3 grants to the following organizations:

Bread of Life Community Food Pantry received funding to assist with upgrading the lighting in their distribution area to help meet the food service codes and be more energy efficient. The Bread of Life Food Pantry provides nutritious food to supplement the needs of the poor. Their service is offered in a spirit that maintains the dignity, self-respect, and privacy of those they serve.

The Potawatomi Park Inc. received funding to assist with the completion of the interior of their nature center addition. The Potawatomi Wildlife Park is a place where the natural, historical, and cultural features of the area are conserved, protected, and restored for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

The Trojan Trade at Triton Jr./Sr. High School received funding to help purchase clothing, shoes, toiletries, backpacks, school supplies and food for students and families. The Trojan Trade is intended to help any student in need by providing clothing, hygiene, and food items free of charge.

The Operation Round Up program allows Marshall County REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in the community and work together to help others. Thank you to those members who round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar each month and to the Marshall County Community Foundation for making these donations possible.

The next round of grants will be awarded in January. Charitable organizations within the Marshall County REMC service territory are eligible to apply. The organization does not have to be a member of Marshall County REMC. Applications are available at www.marshallremc.com.