Wright-Hennepin members donate more than $58,000 to help local organizations

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) members who participate in Operation Round Up (ORU) donated grants totaling $58,100 in February.
ORU participants allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The rounded amount is then used for donations to fund local programs. More than 80 percent of WH’s members participate in the ORU program. ORU’s board manages the generated money, which is held in a trust fund. Through a selection process and review of guidelines, the board evaluates funding requests on a bimonthly basis.
The ORU trust board approved the following donations on behalf of WH members for February:
• $2,000, Alzheimer Association, MN, funds to support Alzheimer Association programs
• $1,000, Boy Scout Troop #358, funds to update patrol boxes
• $200, Buffalo Grad Party, funds to support a drug-free, all-night party
• $3,000, Central MN Mental Health Center, funds to support programs which keep costs down for clients and for reduced transportation costs
• $30,000, Food Shelf Donation, funds to replenish food supplies during MN Food Share Month in March
• $5,000, Pay It Forward Fund, funds for breast cancer victims to pay for utilities, housing, medical needs, transportation, phones or food
• $200, Rockford Grad Party, funds to support a drug-free, all-night party
• $2,500, TreeHouse, Inc., funds to support the cost of one van for three months
• $200, Watertown Mayer Post Prom Party, funds to support a drug-free, all-night party
• $10,000, Wright County Community Action, funds to assist Wright County residents who are in crisis and would otherwise not be able to receive assistance through an energy assistance program.
• $4,000, YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, funds to support scholarship for day and overnight camp programs
For those interested in applying for funds, fill out an application. To receive an application and to see what types of activities Operation Round Up supports – visit WH’s website at http://goo.gl/ZkLMQr, send an email to oru@whe.org, or call Lisa and leave a message at (763) 477-3000 extension 6126.
For those interested in applying for funds, fill out an application. To receive an application and to see what types of activities Operation Round Up supports – visit WH’s website at http://goo.gl/ZkLMQr, send an email to oru@whe.org, or call Lisa and leave a message at (763) 477-3000 extension 6126.

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