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Operation Roundup benefits Putnam County

Putnam County Giving Tree received a grant from the REMC Multi Community Trust. This grant of $6,000 is to help with providing Putnam County families with Christmas gifts for their children.


Parke County REMC participates in a national program known as Operation Roundup.  Customers of REMC are able to choose to round their bill up to the nearest dollar amount, the extra change being deposited into the Multi-County Community Trust. More than 8,000 customers choose to participate; their average donation is $6 per year per customer.


The Multi-County Community Trust is only available to the organizations with the service area of Parke County REMC, which includes six counties: Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, and Vigo counties. At the end of the quarter, Parke County REMC Operation Roundup board members, all of whom are volunteers, meet and decided which charitable organization will receive a grant for that quarter.  


The REMC Multi-County Community Trust board met on September 14, 2021 and awarded a total of $13,900 to four nonprofits located in the Parke County REMC area of operation; $6,000 of which went to the Putnam County Giving Tree program.


Application deadline for the next cycle is Jan. 4, 2022. Nonprofit groups, organizations or individuals who are interested in applying for funds and meet eligibility requirements, may obtain an application at Parke County REMC, or by calling 765-569-3133 (800-537-3913).