Above: Polk-Burnett employees presented a $3,000 grant check to The Salvation Army April 14; the funds will help provide food backpacks for students at local schools, with $1,500 for Polk County and $1,500 for Burnett County.
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program donated $31,750 to 28 local nonprofits in April, including $3,000 to help feed local children through The Salvation Army’s food backpack program.
Spring Operation Round Up grant recipients are:
1. Osceola Wheels & Wings, $250, traffic and safety signage
2. Milltown Public Library, $1,000, mural of historic Main Street for community room
3. Luck Senior Center, $1,000, exterior paint
4. Caring Hearts Thiftshop, Webster $2,000, distribution of food, household items and coats
5. Burnett County Family Resource Center, $1,000, community vegetable garden
6. S.P.A.R.K. $1,000, storage shed for school supplies for Frederic area children
7. Frederic Elementary School, $1,000, learning unit on space, with mobile planetarium and meteorologist visit
8. Webster Health Center (St. Croix Health), $1,000, Steady As You Go exercise classes for older adults
9. Lorain Fire Dept, $1,500, hand tools, flashlights and radio holders for trucks
10. Quarter Moon Acres Equine Therapy, $1,500, riding instructor certification, timer for Open Fun Horse Show
11. Gaylord Nelson Ed Center, Clear Lake Elementary, $1,500, books for One Book, One School program
12. Domestic Animal Wellness Center & Wildlife Rescue, $1,000, vet equipment
13. Friends of Frederic Library, $1,000, summer reading program for youth
14. Friends of Larsen Family Public Library, Webster, $1,000, book giveaway for children
15. Luck Area Historical Society, $1,000, projector and screen
16. Salvation Army, Polk County, $1,500, food backpacks for school children in Amery, Clear Lake, Clayton, Turtle Lake, Unity and Polk County Head Start
17. Salvation Army, Burnett County, $1,500, food backpacks for Siren school students
18. Humane Society of Burnett County, $950, no-cost microchipping for pets
19. Dream Center, WPCA Radio-Amery, $1,000, cassette recorder players and stereo cart machines
20. Frederic Arts, $1,000, artist lecture series for public
21. Burnett County Fresh and Healthy, $2,000, coupons to purchase healthy foods at local farmers markets
22. Gift of Warm Clothing, $2,000, coats, boots and winter clothing for local families
23. Frederic Community Education, $1,000, CPR training
24. Polk County Dept. of Children and Families, $1,000, gas cards to help families with transportation to appointments
25. Luck Public Library, $800, yoga classes
26. Northwoods Homeless Shelter, $1,000, supplies and furnishings for shelter
27. Geraldine E. Anderson Village Library, Dresser, $1,000, large-print books
28. Fish Lake Property Owners Association, $250, pressure-washer to decontaminate watercraft
“Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is proud to support our community through Operation Round Up, according to our cooperative principles. We thank our members for their participation and generosity,” said Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane.
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 financial donations awarded to nonprofit organizations that enrich our local quality of life.
Since 1998, Operation Round Up has given more than $1 million to local nonprofits.
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 800-421-0283 or visit our Operation Round Up webpage. The next application deadline is June 1.