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Parke County REMC donates for park benches

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Connie McClure and Kathy White received the $3,500 donation from Parke County REMC for park benches at the Forest Park bandshell.
Parke County REMC recently provided a hefty donation for the purchase of new benches at the bandshell located at Forest Park in Brazil.

The organization donated $3,500.

REMC Multi-Community Trust, Inc., (Operation Roundup) accumulates and disburses funds for charitable purpose in the Parke County REMC service area.

Each month, the electric cooperative simply "rounds up" the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar amount.

Participation is strictly voluntary and members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions each January and February.

Operation Roundup donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by an independent Board of Directors.

The Trust is made up of community leaders who serve on the board on a voluntary basis. They evaluate all requests for funds and determine how they will be distributed.

Typically, the funding is used toward education, police and fire departments and emergency monies for fire victims, but is not limited to these categories.

Requests are considered quarterly and monies are granted on a one-year basis.

Re-application is necessary for consideration of a grant renewal.

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Way to go Parke Co. REMC!

-- Posted by indianamama on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 9:29 AM

so actually it wasnt REMC but the citizens

who use the utility, perhaps the money was part of those $400 to $500 bills Remc was charging certain customers in vermilion county last winter

-- Posted by dovelw on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 2:00 PM

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