The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board met in March and awarded $28,027 in grants funded through Operation Round Up. Health grants were awarded to 14 individuals and families from Bowling Green, O'Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Troy, Warrenton, and Wright City. Grants included support for several developmentally disabled young adults to attend Camp Wonderland, funding for an autistic disabled man for medical needs, and for a disabled man in need of pest control to rid his home of bedbugs.
Community organizations that received grants included:
- Lincoln County Historical Society - $2,105 to help with the repair of a historical building in Lincoln County.
- Anne's Anchor - $5,495 to support the addition of HVAC to a newly renovated space in their residence for homeless mothers.
- Boone Center - $2,225 to help fund outdoor ADA-accessible picnic tables at the sheltered workshop for use by the facility's developmentally disabled workers.
- Trinity Lutheran Church/School - $1,000 to help with funding for replacement HVAC units for the building.
- The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri - $2,000 to help defray expenses for the organization's new therapy dog, which helps children and families who have been victims of abuse.
- Harvest Ridge Garden Club - $500 to support the purchase of materials and replace garden beds used in this educational program for students in the science of gardening.
- Harbor Unlimited - $375 to help with funding an event for developmentally disabled children and their families in the CREC service area.
We are grateful to our members who participate in the Operation Round Up program! Your generous support helps us to help those in need in the communities we serve.