The Spoon River Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up (ORU) Committee recently awarded $4,500 to three local organizations through its Operation Round-Up Program. The organizations that received funding include the Fulton County Ag Literacy Coalition/Ag. in the Classroom – $1,500 for their Ag. in the Classroom Program, Cuba Fire Protection District – Fiatt Station – $1,500 for a thermal imaging camera, and Fulton County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) – $1,500 to with recruiting and training volunteers.
The Operation Round Up Committee had the privilege of meeting with the Fulton County Ag. in the Classroom board and Jamie Butler the Ag. Literacy Coordinator. Jamie mentioned that “I am really enjoying my role as Ag. Literacy Coordinator for Fulton County. The Ag. in the Classroom program is a great way to teach many aspects of agriculture to students in our schools through lessons and hands-on activities. This donation from Operation Round Up is so beneficial to the program and the kids. We appreciate it very much!”
These donations are made possible by the generous members of Spoon River Electric who voluntarily make the decision each month to “Round-Up” their electric bill to the next dollar and donating this “extra change” directly to the Operation Round-Up Program. All of the funds collected are donated back into our communities as charitable grants. The average donation a member makes annually is about $6 per year.
For more information about the Operation Round-Up Program visit our website: srecoop.org under the Operation Round-Up tab.