Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up awarded $18,495 to 16 nonprofits serving our community July 7. Summer grants will go to programs that support youth and families, including the summer reading program at Centuria Public Library.
Summer Operation Round Up grant recipients are:
- Amery Woman’s Club, $1,000, Read Across America books for second graders
- Amery Youth Hockey Association, $500, equipment for Try Hockey for Free youth program
- Burnett County Family Resource Center, $1,500, activity kits for local families
- Centuria Public Library, $1,000, summer reading program for youth
- Clear Lake Veterans Memorial, $1,500, mannequins, display cases and uniform
- Friends of Interstate Park & Straight Lake Park, $1,000, general expenses, supplies, newsletter
- Humane Society of Burnett County, $1,095, spay and neuter program for cats
- Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County, $1,500, Heat-A-Home firewood for local families
- Kinship of Polk County, $1,500, mentoring program for local youth
- Moms and Dads Against Meth, $1,000, Butterfly House sober residence for women
- North Land Municipal Ambulance Service, $1,200, safety harnesses to transport children
- Northwest Passage, $1,500, musical instruments for youth in residential treatment program
- Osceola Elementary School, $1,000, shelves for pre-K program
- St. Croix Falls K9 Assoc., $1,000, K9 program support
- St. Croix Falls Society, $1,000, new windows and paint for Little Red Schoolhouse at fairgrounds
- Webster Chamber of Commerce, $1,200, welcome signs
Funding for Operation Round Up is donated by members of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative who round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. Grant recipients are selected quarterly by a committee of co-op members, with donations awarded to nonprofit organizations that improve our local quality of life.
“Polk-Burnett is pleased to support our community through Operation Round Up, and we thank our members for their participation and generosity. Operation Round Up aligns with our co-op values and enables us to power our community with more than electricity,” said Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane. “Together, we are making a difference.”
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant or co-op members who’d like to round their bill up in support of Operation Round Up may contact the co-op at 800-421-0283 or visit our Operation Round Up webpage. The next application deadline is September 1.
Pictured Above L-R: Centuria Public Library Assistant Melissa Schallenberger and Director Anna Griffin accept a $1,000 grant from Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up to support the library’s summer reading program for youth. Presenting the check on behalf of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative are Susan Huerstel, Heather Gerber and Rebekah Lindner, along with Herschel Brown, Operation Round Up board director.