The rounded up money is placed in a charitable trust with oversight by its own volunteer board of directors.
Non-profit community based organizations in Noble, DeKalb and adjoining counties, where the electric cooperative serves, are eligible to apply. Applications are available at the Noble REMC office on 300 Weber Road in Albion or downloaded from their website at HYPERLINK http://www.nobleremc.com” www.nobleremc.com.
Noble REMC’s Operation Round Up® is a community service fund that assists non-profit organization’s projects in the communities in the general service area of the cooperative. Currently, Noble REMC has given back over $345,000 into local communities benefiting several organizations in their service territory.
Operation Round Up® is a nationally recognized charitable giving program unique to many of the nation’s leading rural electric cooperatives. Noble REMC serves nearly 10,000 customers in Noble, DeKalb and six surrounding counties in northeast Indiana.
The grantees from the October distribution of the Noble REMC Operation Round Up Trust are:
• Albion Police Reserve, $2,200, Protective vests.
• World Harvest Center, $500, Feed the Hungry Program.
• Vineyard Christian Fellowship, $1,000, GED test fees.
• Helmer Fire, $2,750, Radio equipment.
• Wolf Lake Free Clinic, $1,500, Office Equipment.
• YWCA, $500, Eyes Wide Open Program.
• American Red Cross (Northeast Indiana), $2,000, Disaster supplies.
• Albion Lions, $3,000, Noble County Miracle Tree Christmas Program.