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Operation Round Up Grants - April 2016

The following local organizations were awarded grants in April 2016.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Mille Lacs County, $500 to help with costs associated with the organization’s survivors’ dinner in Wahkon and Princeton.

A Place For You, Pine City, $2,070 toward the purchase of new, energy-efficient appliances for the transitional shelter.

City of North Branch, $1,650 to help purchase supplies for the community garden, as well as to help cover costs for improvements to the garden’s existing water source.

East Central Minnesota Pride, $500 for the rental of a sound system to be used at the Pride in the Park event in Pine City.

Elim Care & Rehab Center, Milaca, $1,500 for the purchase of one new Invacare CS7 bed for residents of the center. The bed will replace an outdated one currently being used at the center.

Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge, $2,000 to assist with the purchase of materials needed for the expansion of the electric grid at the organization’s Heritage Center site.

Pine County Sheriff’s Office, $2,500 for the purchase of equipment necessary for the county’s new K-9 unit. Equipment includes squad car kennel transport systems and temperature control monitor/automatic door opening systems.

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Foley, $1,500 to help purchase new tables and chairs. The parish is used by other organizations in the community for various events.

EDUCATION AND YOUTH

Braham Community Education, $500 for the purchase of materials necessary for the Youth FIRST Club. The club provides students with weekly opportunities to participate in healthy decision-making workshops, arts and crafts activities and gym time.

Chisago Lakes Community Education, Lindstrom, $1,000 to assist with the purchase of supplies for the Let’s Go Exploring Nature program. The program is designed to bring children out into nature and is taught by a certified naturalist.

Foley Senior Lock-In, $1,000 to help cover costs associated with bringing live entertainment to the event. The lock-in provides graduating students with a safe place to celebrate after the graduation ceremony.

Parents for Post Prom, Pine City, $1,000 to help purchase materials to be used during the after-prom event. Materials include food and prizes. The event provides a safe place for students to gather after prom.

DISASTER RELIEF

American Red Cross, Minnesota Region, $2,000 to help purchase materials to be used with the Home Fire Campaign. The program is designed to provide clients with direct assistance, provide volunteer training and development, neighborhood canvassing and preparedness activities.


Established in 1997, the ORU Trust has put more than $1.5 million to work in local communities. With gifts ranging from one penny to 99 cents per month, participating members have a convenient way to pool their resources for the benefit of the greater community. The average contribution is around $6 per year, and the maximum annual contribution is $11.88.

Individuals who would like to join their fellow ECE members in supporting the Operation Round Up program can sign up by calling 1-800-254-7944.

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