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Southeastern Indiana REMC Awards $47,430 to Community Projects

Operation Round Up funds totaling $47,430 have been awarded to 23 recipients from the REMC’s seven-county service territory. This grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by rounding up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.

Projects that will benefit from this round of Operation Round Up grants include:

Dearborn County: $5,204

Aurora Emergency Rescue Unit – Lockable Filing Cabinet

CARE Team of Dillsboro/Food Pantry – Griddle, Grill, Banner, Casters, and Storage Cabinet

First Baptist Church of Dillsboro – Back to School Bash School Supplies

Franklin County: $2,000

St. Michel School – Playground Equipment

Jefferson County: $12,610

Milton Township Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Firefighting Gear Replacement

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana – Laptops and Software

Friends of Ohio Theatre, Inc. – 3D Printer

Shawe Jr/Sr High School Theatre Department – Stage Lighting and Audio Equipment

Ivy Tech Community College-Madison – AED(s)

Big Oaks Conservation Society – Author Kevin Lovegreen Visit and Presentations

Jennings County: $4,270

Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence – All-in-One Office Copier

Senior Resource of Jennings County, Inc. – Food

Ohio County: $5,000

Rising Sun SAY Soccer – Uniforms, Balls, Pennies, Field Paint, Etc.

Rising Sun volunteer Fire Department – Auto Extrication Tools

Ripley County: $14,060

Milan Volunteer Fire Department – Build SCBA Air Tank Stock

Holton-Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Flashlights and Flagpole

Town of Osgood – Stand-alone Emergency Generator

Ripley County Humane Society – Furnace

Shelby Christian Church – Travel Expenses to Perform Skits

Safe Passage – Support Pet Crates, Carriers, and Supplies

New Marion Fire Department – AED, Pagers, and Batteries

Switzerland County: $4,286

Ohio Valley Youth Boxing Club – Boxing Equipment

Switzerland County Emergency Response (SCER) – Computer Tablets

The Operation Roundup Board of Trustees meets twice a year to review grant applications and select the recipients. The nine-member board of trustees is appointed by the REMC board of directors and consists of one representative from each of the seven counties in the REMC’s service territory and two REMC representatives.

The next opportunity to receive an Operation Roundup grant is January 2022. Applications will be accepted in December 2021. For more information about the Operation Round Up program visit

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