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Operation Round Up March 2024

Members wishing to participate in Operation Round Up can have Orange County REMC automatically round their electric and/or fiber bills to the next highest monthly dollar. Each member contributes less than a dollar a month, which will average about $6 a year. Those extra few dollars from our members can greatly impact groups and organizations, making a big difference in our community. Seven local organizations received grants in the February 2024 Operation Round Up board of trustees meeting. Details of the funds awarded are listed below.

Team OC Youth Mentoring received a $500 grant for a child sponsorship.

Orange County Cancer Patient Services, Inc. received a $500 grant to purchase gas cards.

Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services received a $500 grant for cancer patient head coverings.

Possibilities of Paoli received a $500 grant for painting supplies.

Springs Valley Band Boosters received a grant of $550 to purchase food for band students.

Let Music Speak received a $500 grant for Paoli Fest expenses.

Orange County Habitat for Humanity received a $440 grant to fund Box sills.

Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center, LLC received a $500 grant to purchase floor replacement supplies.

Orange County Rehabilitative & Development Services received an $830 grant to fund tables.

Mitchell Grissom Kiwanis Club received a $1,000 grant for a batch ice cream machine.

Orleans Community Schools (OES) received a $500 grant to replace classroom books.

OHS After Prom received a $250 grant to fund after prom activities.

Livonia Presbyterian Church received a $500 grant to purchase exterior steeple lighting.

Northeast Township Community Center received a $535.98 grant to replace indoor lighting.

Southern Indiana Community Health Care received a $500 grant for supplies for children's therapy.

Orange County REMC awards up to six $750 scholarships each year to recognize outstanding local students' academic and community achievements. These scholarships are funded through the Operation Round Up program. Students who apply must graduate the current year and be accepted to attend an accredited college or trade school in Indiana. Listed below are the 2024 scholarship winners.

Jill Salmon - Jill Salmon of Orleans Jr./Sr. High School is the daughter of David and Shannon Salmon. She plans to study Sports Marketing and Management at Indiana University.

Carter Allen - Carter Allen of Orleans Jr./Sr. High School is the son of Nick and Amanda Blanton. He plans to study Business at Ivy Tech or Indiana University Southeast.

Aiden Keller - Aiden Keller of Orleans Jr./Sr. High School is the son of Richard and Jennifer Keller. He plans to study Ag Business at Vincennes University, Jasper.

Molly Tucker - Molly Tucker of Springs Valley High School is the daughter of Tracy Tucker. She plans to study Biology at Indiana University Southeast.

Olivia McSpaden - Olivia McSpadden of Paoli High School is the daughter of Angie McSpadden. She plans to study Communications/ Sports Broadcasting at Ball State University.

Madeline Woosley - Madeline Woosley of West Washington Jr./Sr. High School is the daughter of Terry and Reeda Woosley. She plans to study elementary education at University of Southern Indiana.

If you are part of a school group, community organization, fire department, first responder group, 4-H club or other local non-profit and would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant, go to and look under the “Community” menu to download an application and grant guidelines.

The deadline to apply for the next cycle of grants is June 14, 2024. The board of trustees will meet on July 1, 2024 to review the applications.


Awarded in November 2023: $12,605.98

Grand Total since 2003: $615,352.21


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