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Operation Round Up - January 2016

The following grants were awarded to local organizations in January 2016.


Hinckley-Pine City Flames Snowmobile Club: $2,000 to help with costs associated with removing an old bridge and installing a new bridge along a section of the club’s trail system.

Isle Community Garden: $1,000 for the addition of five new plots, an equipment shed, benches for seating, and other gardening supplies.

Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation/Mora Area Chamber of Commerce: $700 to help purchase a supplemental sound system for the organization’s Murder Mystery production. The system will also be available to other area organizations and programs.

Let’s Go Fishing, North Branch Chapter: $1,975 to help purchase replacement seats for the organization’s pontoon. The pontoon is used for boating and fishing excursions for community seniors, veterans and disabled adults and youth.

Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc., Maple, WI: $1,000 toward the restoration of the Society’s 1890 school house and the construction of an archive and office in the basement.

Wascott Volunteer Fire Department, Gordon, WI: $2,000 to assist with the purchase of new AED units. The new AEDs are needed to replace the existing units, which are no longer able to be serviced.


Anoka Technical College Foundation: $3,385 for the purchase of a new welding station at Cambridge-Isanti High School. The station is part of a college-level welding program at the school. This is the second welding station to be funded by Operation Round Up.

Hinckley/Finlayson’s Food for Kids: $2,000 to assist with the purchase of food and additional supplies provided to students over the weekend.

Milaca High School Marching Wolves: $3,750 toward the purchase of a new sousaphone to be used for the high school’s band program.

St. John’s Area School, Foley, MN: $2,000 to help purchase new playground equipment at the school. The playground serves both the school and the Foley community.

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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