The Cuming County Public Power District Operation Round Up® board members met September 25, 2018. Following are the organizations that were awarded a total of $4,650.00:
Franciscan Care Services Christmas Gifts & Movie Passes for Santa’s Helpers $ 400.00
Howells Dodge Elementary iPads and Headphones for Students $ 1000.00
John G. Neihardt Historical Site Landscaping: Native Plants, Trees, Hostas, Etc. $ 250.00
Juvenile Awareness Group Motivational Speaker for Students in the Areas $ 1000.00
St. Paul Lutheran School/GACC/WPBPS Rachel’s Challenge Organization Fees $ 1000.00
West Point Trails & Pathways Group Trail Construction Costs $ 500.00
Wisner-Pilger Public Schools Flexible Seating for the Spanish Classroom $ 500.00.
The money collected for the fund is from CCPPD customers rounding up their electric bill to the next dollar. It’s an average of six dollars per customer per year. Just over $1,000 is put into the fund each month.
Area schools have received over $40,000 and area fire & rescue departments have received over $17,000 since the program began. Donations ranging from $50-$3,000 have been made to youth groups, churches, a variety of non-profit organizations, as well as a few individuals.
Think about it, an average of six dollars per customer per year has made all of this possible. In addition to the money, five people volunteer their time to serve on the Operation Round-Up® Board.
Current members are: Jackie Smith, Bancroft area; Brenda Bradfield, Beemer area; Maria Janata, Dodge area; Brenda Duhsmann, West Point area; and Kristie Borgelt, Wisner area.
The board members discuss the applications that are received and awards are granted biannually in March and again in September. Operation Round-Up® funds are available to any person(s), family, group, organization, or charity within the boundaries of Cuming County Public Power District. The funding can be used to address a
large variety of needs.
Applications to request funds are available from the Cuming County Public Power District office, emailed, or online at www.ccppd.com. There are separate applications for organizations/agencies and individuals and/or families.