Phil the Need, Poultry Club receive grant funds from Parke County REMC

Friday, September 20, 2019

The REMC Multi-County Community Trust met on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and awarded grants totaling $24,525 to six area organizations through the Operation Roundup Program.

Phil the Need received $9,000 to help with the renewal of software and the purchase of a box truck that will be used by volunteers when distributing furniture and appliances to needy residents.

The Putnam County 4-H Poultry Club was also approved for a grant of $5,400 to help put a cement floor and drainage in the poultry barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

Operation Round Up is a voluntary program set up for Parke County REMC consumers, with more than 9,000 participants agreeing to have their monthly electric billings “rounded up” to the nearest dollar.

With an average donation of $4-$6 per year, these contributions are then pooled, placed in the Multi-County Community Trust and awarded to nonprofits, organizations and eligible individuals within the Parke County REMC service territory, which includes Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam and Vigo counties.

Grant requests are considered on a quarterly basis, and the next application deadline is Jan. 7, 2020.

Nonprofit groups, organizations or individuals that meet guidelines and are interested in applying for funds may obtain an application at Parke County REMC, at or by calling 569-3133 or 800-537-3913.

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