More than $10,000 in grants to nine area nonprofits are being made through the Tipmont REMC Operation Round Up program this month. The program is supported by about 9,000 members who have their bills rounded up to the next dollar, with the money designated for community projects.
“Our members like the idea of being able to combine pennies from many into sizable checks that help groups in their home communities,” said Ron Holcomb, Tipmont REMC chief executive officer. “The impact can be significant, as shown by our most recent grants, which are helping with education, services to those who are homeless, children and community safety.”
Adult education is getting a boost with a $675 grant to Region 4 Workforce Board/Tecumseh Area Partnership Homeless, a multicounty agency based in Lafayette. It will purchase scientific calculators clients will use used in achieving their academic goals. These might include high school diplomas or their equivalency, career pathways, job training and/or other higher learning, which result in sustainable families, communities and workplaces.