Southeastern Indiana REMC Awards $47,430 to Community Projects

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4:52 PM

By Southeastern Indiana REMC, news release

The next opportunity to receive an Operation Roundup grant is January 2022

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(Osgood, Ind.) - Operation Round Up funds totaling $47,430 have been awarded to 23 recipients from the REMC’s seven-county service territory. This grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by rounding up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.

Projects that will benefit from this round of Operation Round Up grants include:

Dearborn County: $5,204

  • Aurora Emergency Rescue Unit – Lockable Filing Cabinet
  • CARE Team of Dillsboro/Food Pantry – Griddle, Grill, Banner, Casters, and Storage Cabinet
  • First Baptist Church of Dillsboro – Back to School Bash School Supplies

Franklin County: $2,000

  • St. Michel School – Playground Equipment

Jefferson County: $12,610

  • Milton Township Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Firefighting Gear Replacement
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana – Laptops and Software
  • Friends of Ohio Theatre, Inc. – 3D Printer
  • Shawe Jr/Sr High School Theatre Department – Stage Lighting and Audio Equipment
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Madison – AED(s)
  • Big Oaks Conservation Society – Author Kevin Lovegreen Visit and Presentations

Jennings County: $4,270

  • Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence – All-in-One Office Copier
  • Senior Resource of Jennings County, Inc. – Food

Ohio County: $5,000

  • Rising Sun SAY Soccer – Uniforms, Balls, Pennies, Field Paint, Etc.
  • Rising Sun volunteer Fire Department – Auto Extrication Tools

Ripley County: $14,060

  • Milan Volunteer Fire Department – Build SCBA Air Tank Stock
  • Holton-Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Flashlights and Flagpole
  • Town of Osgood – Stand-alone Emergency Generator
  • Ripley County Humane Society – Furnace
  • Shelby Christian Church – Travel Expenses to Perform Skits
  • Safe Passage – Support Pet Crates, Carriers, and Supplies
  • New Marion Fire Department – AED, Pagers, and Batteries

Switzerland County: $4,286

  • Ohio Valley Youth Boxing Club – Boxing Equipment
  • Switzerland County Emergency Response (SCER) – Computer Tablets

The Operation Roundup Board of Trustees meets twice a year to review grant applications and select the recipients. The nine-member board of trustees is appointed by the REMC board of directors and consists of one representative from each of the seven counties in the REMC’s service territory and two REMC representatives.

The next opportunity to receive an Operation Roundup grant is January 2022. Applications will be accepted in December 2021. For more information about the Operation Round Up program visit

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