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Eddy County 4-H among recipients of Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up grants


January 13, 2020

 At its December meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $9,600 to help support worthy causes.

 These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. The donated amount averages about 50 cents a month for each participating member, and raises approximately $37,000 each year.

Eddy County 4-H/Eddy County was among the recipients, receiving grant funds to purchase building materials and hire an electrical contractor to work on the pavilion and barn.

A full list of grants approved in December are listed below:

• Larry Halverson, Egeland, to assist with medical expenses.

• Sylvia Martin, Pettibone, to assist with medical expenses.

• Randy Rogers, Rolla, to assist with medical expenses.

• Bella Sprunt, Bowdon, to assist with medical expenses.

• Esmond Rural Fire Dept., expenses towards 10 sets of new turn out gear.

• Midkota Public School, expenses towards providing training/education in social emotional learning provided by an outside source.

• Edmunds-Pingree Community Center, expenses towards replacing broken heating/air unit.

• Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Pettibone, expenses towards fixing roof.

• Bisbee Lutheran Church, expenses for replacing broken sidewalks.

• Mooney-Carnahan Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rock Lake, expenses for replacing broken heating unit/maintaining building.

• Benson, Eddy, Foster, Griggs, Kidder, Pierce, Ramsey, Rolette, Stutsman, Towner and Wells counties, food pantries (11).

Help someone in need

Do you know someone who faces a challenge? If so, you may want to consider submitting an application on their behalf. Operation Round Up charitable grains are making a difference in the lives of people right here in our region.

Since the program’s beginning in October 1998, grants totaling $787,462 have been awarded to 1078 local charitable causes. The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organizations. The board will meet again in March to review applications. Application deadline is Feb. 20.

If you would like additional information about this worthy program, please contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by calling (800) 882-2500; or, you may obtain guidelines or download applications at


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