Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Trust Board met recently and elected to donate $3,900 to several area organizations.
Among those receiving donations ... Southeastern MN Education & Resource Center in St. Charles will get $1,000 for the center's heating assistance program that helps local residents...$500 will go to the Bluff Country Learning Center in Hokah to support positive recognition opportunities for at-risk students and Houston County Care & Share will receive $500 to help purchase Christmas gifts for children.
Other getting assistance include Empty Bowls of Harmony, $200, to support the Fill More Bowls in Fillmore County event where proceeds go to the Fillmore County food shelves and $500 to the Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro to support the Student Matinee Series for students in Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties.
Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member.