Photo Group Shot (Above): Front row left to right: Karen Saxton(Paulding County Cancer Survivor Support Dinner), Jan Fuetter (United Way of Putnam County), Sara Newman (Antwerp Library), Melinda Stoller (Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services), Back row left to right: Josh Hoeppner (Antwerp Schools), Reg Hinchcliff (Grover Hill Lions Club), Ed Bohn (Paulding EMA), Kevin Matthews (Van Wert Council on Aging), Joel Rampe (Kalida Fire Dept.), Rick McCoy (Van Wert County EMA/CERT), Matt Rau (Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, and Operation Round Up President Bob Yager.


Paulding, Oh. – The Operation Round Up Board awarded almost $10,000 to area agencies dedicated to making an impact on the lives of residents in this region. Operation Round Up is a program which allows members to have the option to round up their bills to the nearest dollar every month, with those extra few cents going to benefit people in need within the co-op’s service territory.

Paulding Putnam began doing Operation Round Up in July 2010. Currently, over 8700 of the co-op’s 12,900 members participate and to date, local charities have received over $350,000. The board is made up of PPEC members representing all of our districts and the board was pleased to announce the following grants:

Friends of First Responders, $800

Hands of Hope Pregnancy, $1,000

Kalida Fire Dept., $3146.

Paulding Co. Cancer Survivor Support Dinner, $1,000

Antwerp Local Schools, $750.

United Way of Putnam County, $600.

Grover Hill Lions Club, Welcome Park, $1,000

Van Wert County EMA/CERT, $500

Antwerp Library, $800

For more information on Operation Roundup, and how you can submit an application or how you, as a member can participate, please visit

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