Operation Round Up Recipients
Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met last month to award grants to seven local organizations. This brings the total amount of grants awarded in the community to $345,232.68 since 2011.
Details about this most recent round of grants are listed below.
Northeast Dubois Middle School Special Education Program received $2,500 to purchase multiple sensory items to be used by students, as well as classroom supplies and a computer program that allows students with learning disabilities to learn skills independently while using desired reinforcers to motivate students. Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke (back row left) presents a $2,500 grant to teachers Ryan Case, Kristy King and Audrey Lichlyter with the Northeast Dubois Middle School Special Ed program. Students Carter Bieker, Zander Smith, Leland Hayes and Chaz Kurtz are in the front row.
Tri-Cap received $1,500 to provide assistance to low income residents for emergency home repairs, food or medicine. Operation Round Up Trustee Susie Brown presents a $1,500 grant to Neil Elkins of Tri-Cap.
Forest Park Jr. High Special Education received $1,000 to help fund flexible seating options and campus job skills for students. Operation Round Up Trustee Elizabeth Englert presents a $1,000 grant to Melissa Haas for the Forest Park Jr. High Special Education Program.
Pine Ridge Elementary School received $2,000 to pave the existing track and add an interactive walking trail around the school. Operation Round Up Trustee Carla Buechler presents a $2,000 grant to Ryan Haas of Pine Ridge Elementary.
Madison Township (Ireland) Fire Dept. received $4,840 to purchase Storz fittings and caps for all Dubois County Fire Departments. These fittings are quick couplers that all departments can use for easier and quicker connections when offering mutual aid in a fire event. Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle (back row, left) presents a $4,840 grant to Madison Township Fire Department. Also pictured in the back row are members of other area fire departments; Steve Eckert, Dave Smith, Ryan Wineinger, Steve Kalb, and Scott Patberg. Front row is Mark Fischer, John Hoppenjans, Stan Seifert, Charlie Mehmer and Scott Uebelhor.
Boys and Girls Club of Harrison and Crawford Counties received $1,000 to help fund scholarships for low income students to attend their summer program. Operation Round Up Trustee Cindy Belcher presents a $1,000 grant to Kim Grizzel, Executive Director and Colleen Johnson, Director of Resource Development for Boys and Girls Club of Harrison and Crawford Counties.
Tri-County YMCA received $2,000 to expand their Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Operation Round Up Trustee Carla Buechler presents a $2,000 grant to Kenny Hochgesang, Fred Heilers and Abe Schwartz of the Tri-County YMCA Rock Steady Boxing Program.