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Nobles Cooperative Electric seeks applicants for Operation Round Up funds

Deadline to apply is Sept. 1

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WORTHINGTON — Nobles Cooperative Electric members help their neighbors a penny, nickel, dime and quarter at a time through Operation Round Up, a voluntary program in which approximately 60% of members have their electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar.

As a group, Nobles Cooperative Electric members raise over $2,000 per month. These Round Up funds go into a trust fund and Nobles-Murray Rural Electric Trust Board administers the donations twice a year. Since 2001, over $442,600 has been awarded to local organizations.

Operation Round Up is designed to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations in the surrounding communities of Murray, Nobles and adjacent counties. Organizations that serve these communities can request funds for projects involving: Community service, economic development, education and youth, environment and disaster relief.

The trust board is accepting applications up to Sept. 1. Call Nobles Cooperative Electric at (507) 372-7331, visit noblesce.coop or email nce@noblesce.com to request an application.

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