JACKSON - Federated Rural Electric Trust, Jackson, recognized local organizations receiving $29,134 through Operation Round Up.

These donations occur due to monthly contributions by participating Federated members. Thirty-six groups received money in this 49th round of funding,

Among the organizations receiving funding are:

Lutheran Social Services, Lakefield Senior Dining: $200 for one new food cart and four new digital food thermometers.

Family Services Network, Jackson County: $250 toward new winter coats for elementary kids in need.

Lakefield Girl Scouts, $250 to make 25 birthday bag kits for Jackson and Lakefield food shelves.

Big Buddies, Jackson County: $300 for 15 bike helmets for wellness group activities.

JCC Anatomy/Physiology Class: $300 toward partial bus costs to visit SDSU cadaver lab.

American Legion Liberty Post, Jackson: $310 to send one student to Boys State.

JCC  Schools Title 1 Program, Jackson: $400 to buy six flexible seating wobble chairs for kids struggling to focus.

HL-O Schools FCCLA chapter: $500 toward registration for state convention for new chapter.

JCC Strength & Conditioning Program: $500 toward equipment for all students on strength, conditioning and wellness.

Jackson County Historical Society: $500 toward new book scanner for oversized documents.

JCC first-grade classrooms: $500 toward flexible seating options for the four classrooms.

United Community Action Partnership, Jackson: $500 for math teaching materials for Head Start program.

JCC Riverside Elementary, Jackson: $500 for shelving materials for Guided Reading’s book room.

Greater Round Lake Community Association: $504 to buy document scanner to preserve newspaper articles.

Jackson County Central Schools: $600 to buy two CPR mannequins to train students and staff annually.

Minnesota West, Jackson: $700 for scholarship for Jackson or Martin County lineman student.

JCC Fastpitch, Jackson: $700 for backstop mats for softball fields.

Reinbows Inc., Windom: $750 for scholarships for the after-school tutoring program.

Family Services Network, Jackson: $750 toward back-to-school supplies for 180 students in the county.

JCC Discovery Place Preschool, Jackson: $778 for science center kits/toys to learn/explore involving science.

Southwest West Central Service Co-op, Windom: $784 for materials for mental health intervention for middle school students and teachers.

Jackson County Library: $900 to hire Zooman for the summer reading program in three towns.

JCC Pleasantview/Riverside Elementaries : $1,000 for library books on current topics and nonfiction books.

Okabena Fire Department: $1,000 to replace a 25-year-old hydraulic line on Jaws of Life tool.

Salvation Army Heatshare program: $2,000 to help Federated members with emergency energy assistance.

Nine $700 high school scholarships: $6,300 for Federated members’ high school senior graduates

The trust board received 44 applications totaling $53,627 in this 49th round of funding. The board will meet again in the fall to determine the next round of funding. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 27.

Interested organizations may go to www.federatedrea.coop to download the application form and information, e-mail info@federatedrea.coop for an application or call (507) 847-3520; ask for Andrea.