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Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up donated $9,000 to seven local nonprofits in January. This quarter, Operation Round Up grants will support ag education and summer school programs for youth; services for senior citizens and adults with disabilities; and a local food shelf.

Winter Operation Round Up grant recipients are:
1. Amery School Agriculture Dept, $1,500, installation of electricity in animal shed
2. Endeavors Adult Development Center, $1,500, services for adults with disabilities
3. Unity High School FFA, $1,000, educational signage for Ag on the Lawn
4. Clear Lake Public Library, $1,000, summer reading program
5. Ruby’s Food Shelf, Home & Away Ministries, $1,500, food shelf serving Siren area families
6. Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County, $1,500, services for senior citizens and adults with disabilities
7. West Denmark Woodland School, $1,000, summer school program for children

“Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is proud to support our local youth and community through Operation Round Up, and we thank our members for their participation and generosity,” said Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane. “Together, we are doing wonderful things for our neighbors.”

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 March 1. 

Pictured at top: Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up awarded $1,000 to Unity High School FFA January 19 for its Ag on the Lawn program. The annual event focuses on agricultural literacy for elementary students and is hosted by high school students involved in agriculture. This year, Ag on the Lawn will be held May 4, and students are busy planning livestock and tractor exhibits.

Below: Polk-Burnett employees presented a $1,500 Operation Round Up grant to Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County. The local nonprofit provides assistance to help people stay in their homes and live independently.

$1,500 Operation Round Up grant to Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County