The Cuming County Public Power District Operation Round Up board members met March 31, 2021. 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. Around $800 is put into the fund each month.
The board members discuss the applications 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.
Following are the organizations that were awarded a total of $5,230.00:
Guardian Angels Central Catholic – Projector & Bulbs – $1,430.00
Just A Stitch Quilt Guild – Fabric & Batting – $500.00
Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D – Sponsorship – $350.00
NENCAP, Inc. – Security System at Central Office – $1,000.00
St. Wenceslaus – Flexible Seating – $1,000.00
Sunshine Center, Inc. – Postage & Envelopes – $350.00
West Point Chamber of Commerce – Laptop, Monitor & MS Office – $500.00
West Point Little League Baseball – Annual Sign Renewal – $100.00
Area schools have received over $40,000 and area fire & rescue departments have received over $17,000 since the program began in 1999. 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 Cindi Peters, Bancroft area; Brooke Fullner, Beemer area; Danielle Ortmeier, Dodge area; Brenda Duhsmann, West Point area; and Kay Raabe, Wisner area.
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.