The first disbursement of “Operations Roundup” fund exceeding $45,000 was awarded to twenty-four recipients from seven counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held on January 31st at the REMC Community Building. The nine member Operation Roundup Board of Trustees met in early January and determined that these twenty-four grant applications met all the requirements to receive up to $2,500. The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by “rounding up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount. The most any member will contribute is $6.00 per year, per account.

Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties was one of the twenty-four recipients and received a grant in the amount of $1,294. The funds will be used to purchase a sandwich/salad prep refrigerator for use at the program’s Walkin’ Taco Booths at the various community festivals, which the funds raised at these various festivals help the program carry out it’s mission to provide year-round training and competition to both children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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