Runestone Electric Association members participating in Operation Round Up® have collectively donated over $978,000 to community-minded groups and organizations throughout the Cooperative’s service territory since its inception in 2003. Over 64% of REA’s members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the average yearly contribution of $6.  

Through the generosity of REA members, the following thirty-one area organizations shared $15,350 in donations during the fourth quarter check distribution event in December.  

 Fire Departments & First Responders:  Garfield First Responders ($500); Lowry Fire Department ($500); and Brandon Fire Department ($500).

Community:  United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties ($500); Inspiration Peak Post #527 American Legion ($300); Honor Quilts ($1,000); Alexandria Area Branch of AAUW ($200); Douglas County HRA ($500); Lakes Area Quilt Guild ($250); Grant County Human Society ($700); Ever Blessed Quilters – Peace Lutheran Church ($250); St. Lukes Cemetery Association ($250); Nora Lutheran Church Health Kits ($250); Red Willow Arts Coalition ($500); Lake Leven Cemetery ($250); True Friends ($500); Ebenezer Cemetery Association ($250); Life Connections ($250); Selective TV ($500); Brandon History Center ($400); Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) $750); Titus II, Inc. ($750); Evansville Community Club ($250); Jingle Bells Foundation ($1,000); Lands Cemetery ($250); Bethel Memorial Cemetery Association ($1,000); and Rotary Club of Alexandria ($500). 

Seniors:  Osakis Senior Citizens Meals ($500); and Santa for Seniors ($500).

Calling all non-profit organizations!  Area organizations are encouraged to apply for Operation Round Up grants. The deadline for the next round of funding is February 7, 2020. Application forms are available by calling REA at (800) 473-1722. Applications can be downloaded from the REA website: www.RunestoneElectric.com.  

Runestone Electric Association is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative® serving over 14,500 accounts in the rural areas of Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Ottertail, Stearns and Todd counties.