Central Electric Cooperative has awarded more than 16-thousand dollars in Operation Round-Up grants to support area projects.
The cooperative’s eight-county service area includes Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, Miner and Sanborn counties.
Through Operation Round-Up, participating cooperative members round their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar. The average member contribution of 50 cents per month rolls into a charitable fund to support local causes. Grants are awarded from the fund twice each year.
A couple of the Central Electric Cooperative grant recipients include 500-dollars for the Miner County Conservation District for youth projects, and 750-dollars to Breaking Bread Ministries of Mitchell for its community Thanksgiving meal.
Since 2015, Central Electric Cooperative members have invested more than 146-thousand dollars back into their local communities through Operation Round-Up