Operation Round Up helps fund summer children’s program, new uniforms, smoke alarms, and more

Small coins make a big difference when Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative members join together to fund change in their communities. More than $12,300 in fourth-quarter grants was distributed to 9 local organizations through the co-op’s Operation Round Up program.

Participating members “round up” their monthly electric bills to the next dollar, with the extra pennies being used to help fund community charities and groups. Interested members can learn more or sign up here.

Since Operation Round Up’s inception in 2010, it has provided more than $404,806 to over 125 organizations in Indiana and Ohio. The most recent recipients are Putnam County 4-H Council’s Farm Safety Program, Paulding Exempted Village Schools’ Science Olympiad, Payne Fire Department, American Red Cross, Cornerstone Youth, East Allen Family Center’s LEARN Resource Center, Continental Community Library, Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, and Paulding Soil and Water Conservation.

A board of trustees, composed of co-op members and separate from the PPEC board, oversees the application process. Organizations can apply for Operation Round Up assistance by contacting Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op at 1-800-686-2357 or clicking here for details. To view the photos, names, and details about what each grant will purchase, check out PPEC’s Facebook album here.

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