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NCE’s Operation Round Up distributes $16,050

WORTHINGTON — The generosity of Nobles Cooperative Electric member-owners continues to affect communities in the region.

Numerous small donations — an average of only 50 cents a month — have made an impact of more than $317,000 since the program began. Member-owners who participate in Operation Round Up allow the cooperative to round up 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, which totals $16,050:

A.C.E. Southwest MN - Murray County: $850 for creation of Memory Care Resource Centers at Slayton and Fulda public libraries. Brewster Senior Dining: $1,000 for transportation of meals from Lakefield. Chandler Area Quilters: $325 for sewing machines. Community Christmas Baskets: $600. Fulda Grades K-3: $650 for STEM program. Hospice of Murray County: $950 for new oxygen concentrator. Junior Achievement of Murray County: $450. Lake Wilson Fire Department: $1,350 for pump for tanker truck. Monday Morning Quilt Club: $300 for purchase of batting for quilts to be donated. Murray County Central 2nd Grade: $525 toward STEM program. Murray County Daycare Association: $675 toward CPR/first aid training. Our Savior’s Lutheran Quilters: $300 for quilting supplies. Reading Community Center: $1,150 for commercial gas range and refrigerator purchase. Shetek Area Sportsmen’s Association: $350 for fishing rods for youths. Sillerud Lutheran Church Quilters: $300 for batting and fabric. Slayton Fire Dept. Relief Association: $1,300 for hose reel and 50 feet of hose. Slayton United Methodist Quilters: $300 for batting. Troop 134: $600 for Smart TV. True Friends: $850 for camp scholarships. United Way of Southwest Minnesota: $1,225 for Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. Wilmont Fire and Rescue: $825 for purchase of five  LED flashlights and two hands-free helmet flashlights. Worthington Area YMCA: $600 for Strong Kids Campaign. Worthington Composite Squadron-Civil Air Patrol: $600 for cadet training and other expenses.