LCP Operation Round Up® gives more than $53,000 to community programs

Through the assistance of Lake Country Power’s participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $53,203 in contributions to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 52 grant applications and distributed funds to 47 projects and programs this past quarter.

Interested members can opt into the Operation Round Up program by calling Lake Country Power at 800-421-9959 or using an online form at www.lakecountrypower.coop.

Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $1.4 million has been distributed to more than 1,100 community-based projects and programs.

All funds generated through Operation Round Up are set aside in a trust fund. A voluntary Trust Board of nine co-op members administers the Trust. Of the funds collected through the program, 100 percent is distributed to charitable organizations through an application and selection process. The trust board uses special guidelines and policies when choosing recipients.

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