REMC Awards Nearly $60K In Operation Roundup Funds

Thirty organizations in southeast Indiana will benefit from the funds.

The 5th disbursement of Operation Roundup" funds totaling $59,481 was awarded to 30 recipients from 7 counties. Police Chief Josh Cady accepted a check for $1456.00 to be used for Clean-up tools for after accidents. CARE Team members, Keith Allhands, Steve O'Brien, and Mike Hill received a check for $525.00 for a community GriefShare program. A HUGE 'thank you" to Southeastern Indiana REMC and their coop members for their generosity in funding our community projects. Photo provided. 

(Osgood, Ind.) - The fifth disbursement of “Operation Roundup” funds totaling $59,481.00 was awarded to 30 recipients from seven counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held Tuesday evening February 5, 2019 at the REMC Community Building. 

The nine-member Operation Roundup Board of Trustees met January 24th and determined that these 30 grant applications met all the requirements. 

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 next opportunity to receive an Operation Roundup grant is scheduled for July 2019. 

Applications will be accepted in the month of June 2019. You can obtain more information about Operation Roundup program or download a grant application and guidelines at

The following projects received Operation Roundup funding:


(Organization, Request, Amount)

Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra, Inc., Purchase music folders/instrument storage shelves - $ 2,000.00

Dillsboro Police Dept., Chainsaws & Power Blowers - $ 1,456.00

Dearborn Highland Arts Council, Inc., Artist in Schools Project - $1,000.00

CARE Team, Grief Share Program - $525.00

Franklin County Extension Homemakers, Lighting upgrade in building - $2,000.00

WATCH Center Council, Inc., Picnic tables for Outdoor Nature Program - $1,000.00

Deputy Fire Department, Purchase equipment - $10,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters Jefferson County, One to One mentoring program for children facing adversity - $1,000.00

Lide White Boys & Girls Club,  Equipment for STEM Program - $2,500.00

Gleaners, BackSacks Program to feed kids on weekends - $1,000.00   

Campbell Township Vol. Fire Dept., Purchase Office Equipment - $2,500.00

Jennings Co. Historical Society, Festival Support for era re-enactors - $1,000.00

Jennings Co. High School, Mindfulness Training Prog. - $ 2,500.00    

Advocates for Children, Enrichment activities for abused and neg. children - $2,000.00   

Centerstone, Life-skills Training for kids & parents Jeff. & Jennings Co. - $2,000.00

Ohio Co. Public Library, Hand Held Education Tablets - $1,000.00

Phi Beta Psi Sorority – theta Lambda Chapter, Support Fund – Raising Event for Cancer Research - $2,500.00   

Versailles Baptist Church – Senior Group, Support Senior Program - $1,000.00 

Margaret Mary Health, Family Fun Night – Drug Awareness - $2,500.00 

St. Nicholas School, Purchase Smartboards - $2,300.00

Versailles American Legion Post 173, Food Gift Baskets for needy - $2,500.00

Milan Elementary, Leader in Me Program - $2,500.00

Cierra’s Club, Herbert Bros. Video on Drug Free Activities - $2,500.00

Delaware UMC, Food Pantry - $1,000.00

Ripley Co. EMS, Purchase Training Materials - $ 2,500.00 

Genesis: Pathways to Success, Support Rube Goldberg Contest - $2,500.00 

Southeast Indiana YMCA, 6th Grade Lego Robotics Prog. - $1,300.00

Switzerland Co. Historical Society, Purchase Computer - $500.00

Jefferson Co. Historical Society, Purchase Acid Free Storage Boxes for Artifacts - $1,400.00

Osgood Public Library, Summer Reading Program - $1,000.00                              


Total - $59,481.00  

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