Operation Round Up donates $44,000 to community programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties

Program continues to donate since 1996

Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board "Operation Round-Up" continues to distribute funds to community projects and programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties, since 1996. Submitted graphic.

During its second quarterly meeting in April, the Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated $44,000 to local community programs.

Operation Round-Up funds were distributed to the following:

Boots N' Buckles Saddle Club, $1,000; Collaborative Service Team, $2,000; Crosslake Quilters, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Patchwork Pals and Immanuel Lutheran Church Quilters all received $300 each; Family Safety Network, $4,000; Lakes Area Chaplaincy, $2,000; Lakes Area Senior Center (The Center), $1,800; Lutheran Social Service of MN, $2,000; The Outreach Program, $2,000; Camp Cuyuna, Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, $1,000; Central MN Council Boy Scouts of America, $1,000; Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers (Interfaith Volunteers), $3,000; Crow Wing County Victim Services, Inc., $5,000; Lakeshore Conservation Club, $2,000; Meta 5 Family Resiliency Program, $1,500; Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, $4,000; American Red Cross serving Northern MN, $1,000; Northern Pines Mental Health Center, Inc., $2,000; Crosslake Art Club, $500; Camp Woods Unspoken at Star Lake Wilderness Camp, $2,500; Longville Area Community Garden, $2,000; and North Crow Wing First Responders $2,000.

Since Operation Round-Up’s inception in late 1996, more than $4 million has been donated to community projects and programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties. Operation Round Up is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, an average of 50 cents a month. The additional change is pooled and distributed quarterly.

The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for July 22. Grant forms can be obtained by calling Crow Wing Power at 218-829-2827 or 1-800-648-9401 or at . The deadline for grant applications is July 10.

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