Operation Round Up® Grants Awarded to Our Community
Operation Round Up® is supported by KEC members who “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar to help our neighbors in need. The extra pennies go into the Kootenai Electric Trust fund which distributes grants to worthy causes in KEC’s service territory.
The Kootenai Electric Trust Board recently awarded the third quarter 2020 Operation Round Up® grants to the following organizations:
- $2,500 to the Kootenai Environmental Alliance to purchase supplies and equipment for their Gathering Garden, which provides fresh, organic produce to local, low income families.
- $2,500 to Treaty Rock Elementary to purchase headphones for students in Kindergarten through second grades for state testing.
- $2,365.79 to Timberlake Fire Protection District to purchase a dump tank and wildland fire packs.
- $2,000 to Heart Reach, a food bank, to purchase Thanksgiving dinners for families in need.
Are You ‘Rounding Up’ Your KEC Bill? If not, we need your help! Start “rounding up” your bill. Members who choose not to contribute to Operation Round Up® or who would like to begin contributing may simply opt out or opt in on their bill or contact KEC by phone, letter or email.