March 2018 CCPPD Operation Round-Up®
The Cuming County Public Power District Operation Round Up® board members met March 28, 2018. Following are the organizations that were awarded a total of $6,350:
Bancroft Rosalie Community School~Skills USA Student Uniforms $450.00
Bancroft Vol Fire & Rescue~Electric Range, Refrigerator, & Microwave $350.00
Franciscan Care Services~Helmets for the Bicycle Rodeo $500.00
Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D~Sponsor Membership $350.00
Northeast Nebraska Community~Healthy Families Program $250.00
St. Francis Memorial/Inspection Station~Car Seats, Education, etc. $500.00
St. Mary’s Church~Students to attend Life Teen’s Camp in GA $500.00
St. Wenceslaus School~Coding to Success Classroom Kits $500.00
VFW Post 8597 (Dodge)~Decorative Fence near Vet’s Memory Park $250.00
West Point-Beemer Post Prom Committee~Breathalizer Cardboard Tubes $100.00
West Point Beemer History Club~Close-Up Trip for 13 students $1950.00
Wisner Community Senior Citizen Center~Replace Time Clock $200.00
Wisner-Pilger Family Consumer Science Class~Refrigerator $300.00
Wisner- Pilger Public Schools~Green Screen Technology Tools $150.00
The money collected for the fund is from CCPPD customers rounding up their electric bill to the next dollar. It’s average of six dollars per customer per year. Just over $1,000 is put into the fund each month.
Area schools have received over $40,000 and area fire & rescue departments have received over $17,000 since the program began. Donations ranging from $50-$3,000 have been made to youth groups, churches, a variety of non-profit organizations, as well as a few individuals.
Think about it, an average of six dollars per customer per year has made all of this possible. In addition to the money, five people volunteer their time to serve on the Operation Round-Up® Board. Current members are Jackie Smith, Bancroft area; Brenda Bradfield, Beemer area; Maria Janata, Dodge area; Brenda Duhsmann, West Point area; and Kristie Borgelt, Wisner area.
The board members discuss the applications and awards are granted biannually in March and again in September. Operation Round-Up® funds are available to any person(s), family, group, organization, or charity within the boundaries of Cuming County Public Power District. The funding can be used to address a large variety of needsApplications to request funds are available from the Cuming County Public Power District office, emailed, or online at www.ccppd.com. There are separate applications for organizations/agencies and individuals and/or families.