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Operation Round Up donates $6,000

WORTHINGTON —Nobles Cooperative Electric recently contributed approximately $6,000 to area communities through its Operation Round Up program.

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Member-owners who participate in Operation Round Up allow the cooperative to round their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. This small change is pooled into large amounts that a volunteer trust board oversees. Every penny goes to those in need.

Here is the latest round of donations:

n Good Shepherd Lutheran Quilters: $250 to purchase material for quilt construction

- Helping Hand Pregnancy Center: $600 for assistance to attend a Child Passenger Car Seat Safety Conference

- Historic Dayton House: $400 to help offset the cost of a commercially graded dishwashing machine

- Junior Achievement: $500 to expand and teach money management in the eighth and ninth grade

- Lake Wilson Fire Department: $800 to help with the purchase of a thermal imaging camera

- Murray County Central Music Boosters: $400 to purchase marching band percussion cases

- Murray County DAC: $366 for the purchase of motorized glitter roll, DVDs, and program supplies

- Murray County Daycare Association: $600 to recertify members of association in CPR and First Aid

- Senior Nutrition Program Lutheran Social Service: $600 to help secure the necessary financial   support for the meal costs to support the well-being of older adults

- SW/WC Service Cooperative: $800 to keep participation fees affordable for families and school districts

- Trinity Preschool: $375 to purchase tablets for the classroom

- Worthington Area YMCA: $800 to ensure no one is denied membership or program dues for the inability to pay

The Trust Board has set March 3, 2014, as the deadline for the next round of funding. The board will meet again April 3, 2014, to review the applications. Interested organizations may call Nobles at 372-7331, e-mail, or visit for an application.