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 $320,151.08 since 2011.

Details about this most recent round of grants are listed below.

Crisis Connection - Operation Round Up Grant

Crisis Connection Inc. received a $1,300 grant for continued training for youth leaders. Dubois REC General CEO and Manager, Don Book, presents the grant to Kathy Gutgsell and
Paula Rasche.

Friends of Otwell - Operation Round Up Grant

Friends of Otwell/Lil Hoosiers Educational Services received a $1,000 grant to improve their existing preschool program and start a new Pre-K program. Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle, presents the grant to Jamie Jenkins and Rosemary Rhodes.


NE Dubois High School Special Ed. - Operation Round Up Grant

Northeast Dubois High School Special Education received a $2,000 grant for students to purchase supplies for life skills lessons. Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke, presents the grant to Teaching Assistant Brooke Atkins and students Shilah Hulsman and Sebastian Smith.


Paraclete Ministries - Operation Round Up Grant

Paraclete CEO Ministries was awarded a $2,500 grant to help purchase a cooler to store produce which is later distributed to low income residents, food pantries and other community organizations. Operation Round Up Trustee Elizabeth Englert presents the grant to Patrick Kellems.

Schnellville Community Club - Operation Round up Grant

Schnellville Community Club received a $2,000 grant to upgrade the lighting in their facility to more efficient fixtures. Operation Round Up Trustee Susie Brown presents the grant to Tony Mehringer, Myron Betz, Mark Knust and Don Reckelhoff.

St. Patrick's Celebration - Operation Round Up Grant

St. Patrick’s Celebration, Inc. Received a $2,500 grant to help purchase a rotary broom to clean streets and curbs. Operation Round Up Trustee Robin Small presents the grant to Sharon Seifert and Bob Bleemel.

West Crawford Elementary - Operation Round Up Grant

West Crawford Elementary School received a $1,100 grant to help fund art and music programs for students. Operation Round Up Trustee Cindy Belcher presents the grant to Becky Weisman.