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Operation Round Up Grants - January 2015

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chisago County Historical Society, Lindstrom, MN, $900.
Funding was approved to assist with a preservation technology upgrade.

MN 4-H Foundation on behalf of University of Minnesota Pine County 4-H, $1,000. The grant will assist with leadership training. 4-H curriculum, workshop supplies and wearable promotional items will also be purchased with grant dollars.

My Father’s House, Minneapolis, MN, $3,150. A grant for $3,150 was approved to assist with start-up costs for the Crossing Home, Pease, MN. The home will provide sobriety-based and support services to mothers and their children who are either recovering from alcohol or chemical dependency or who are re-entering society following a period of incarceration.

EDUCATION AND YOUTH

Anoka Technical College Foundation, Cambridge campus, $3,365.
The grant was awarded for the purchase of power supply equipment for one welding station at Cambridge-Isanti High School. The welding station will assist high school students with achieving college-level welding certificates.

Isle After-Prom Party, $1,000. The grant will assist with the purchase of items for the high school event.

Mora Public Schools Community Education, $750. The grant will assist with the purchase of clay targets and shotgun shells for the Mora High School Trap Team.

Ogilvie Public School Community Education, $750. The grant will assist with the purchase of clay targets and shotgun shells for the Ogilvie High School Trap Team.

Pine City Girl Scouts, $1,250. The grant will assist with the purchase of instant-up tents that will be used for Fall Encampment and by individual troops that camp.

Pine City School, $1,000. The grant will help pay expenses associated with the post-prom event.

Pine Technical and Community College, $3,000. The grant will assist participants with expenses associated with earning a manufacturing certification.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

The Salvation Army HeatShare, $10,000.
This grant will be used to assist East Central Energy members experiencing difficulty paying their utility bills. The HeatShare program is funded solely through donations from utilities and their customers.

ENVIRONMENT

Pokegama Lake Association of Pine County, $1,000.
The grant will be used for the Pokegama Lake Association 2015 Water Fair. The fair teaches water and natural resources conservation techniques to fifth graders with the goal of inspiring students to pursue education in a science field.

Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Waite Park, MN, $500. The grant will assist with the Take a Day OFF (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River event, which provides an opportunity for families to experience outdoor recreational educational activities such as canoeing, fishing and paddle sports, free of charge.

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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