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NCE distributes $14,740 around region

WORTHINGTON -- The latest round of donations from Nobles Cooperative Electric member-owners resulted in $14,740 in gifts to community organizations across the region.Member-owners who participate in Operation Round Up allow the cooperative to rou...

WORTHINGTON - The latest round of donations from Nobles Cooperative Electric member-owners resulted in $14,740 in gifts to community organizations across the region.
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.
Receiving donations in this round:

  • Brewster Senior Dining, $600 to help pay the meal transporter from Lakefield to Brewster for individuals to eat in, take out or for delivery.
  • Cultural Awareness, $500 for assistance in helping the festival grow and prosper. The amount requested will help with children’s activities and ethnic/artisan booths.
  • Fulda Community Swimming Pool, $450 to replace worn out instructional equipment for swimming lessons.
  • Fulda FCCLA Chapter, $700 for scholarships for four members to attend a three-day FCCLA summer leadership camp.
  • Fulda Elementary School, $900 to provide students more choices for literature.
  • Heritage Health Care Foundation, $1,000 to purchase blanket warmers for the hospital’s CT room and a Ruholf ATP Complete Contamination Monitoring System for the operating room.
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - Mission Quilting Group, $900 to help with cost to clean machines and purchase bolts of material, batting and sewing supplies.
  • Manna Food Pantry, $1,700 in funding for a walk-in freezer.
  • Murray County Central Music Boosters, $1,000 for new folders for high school curricular choirs.
  • Murray County Food Shelf, $1,000 in funds for a floor scale so the food it distributes can be weighed in the cart rather than lifted onto a table scale.
  • Nobles County Historical Society, $740 for a high-quality photographic negative scanner.
  • Salvation Army HeatShare, $1,100 for direct utility payments.
  • Slayton Public Library, $700 to purchase books and other materials to update the young adult/teen collection.
  • Trinity Preschool, $500 for new chairs and “Kore” stools for the classroom.
  • United Way of SW MN, $950 to help the Imagination Library on a month’s worth of books for children in overlapping service area.
  • WonderWorld Preschool, $2,000 to help with costs in updating refrigerators in classrooms and purchase of a stainless steel work table.

Operation Round Up also awards scholarships to students to help achieve their academic goals. Once these students have successfully completed one semester or quarter of higher education, the scholarship recipient is awarded $500. Receiving scholarships were: Jacie Heard, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jack Erickson, Slayton; Sydney Barritt, Slayton; Rebecca Siogren, Reading; Hanna Hieronimus, Ellsworth; Megan Haberman, Brewster; Brenna Bonnstetter, Slayton; and Olivia Weidert, Lismore.

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