Powder River Energy Foundation gives $15,000 to local organizations in special Holiday Giving Campaign
With a dramatic increase in its 2020 Holiday giving program, the Powder River Energy Foundation recently donated a total of $15,000 to charitable organizations in the five-county area of northeast Wyoming. The 2019 grants totaled $10,000.
“The Foundation’s mission is to demonstrate our commitment to individuals and nonprofit or charitable organizations in northeast Wyoming by lending a helping hand that will improve their quality of life or service to their community,” said Foundation Board President John Flocchini. “Because 2020 has been such a challenging year for many families, and the charities that bring relief, our Foundation Board approved a $5,000 increase in its support this Holiday season.”
The grants will go directly toward the Holiday Season work of local charities in helping families in need at this time of year.
Mercantile at Rawhide Elementary, Campbell County Council of Community Services, Campbell County Senior Center for benefit of Home-Delivered Meals, and Gillette Salvation Army
Moorcroft Interfaith Community for food assistance; and Hulett Holiday Baskets
Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends, Kaycee All Souls Episcopal Church Food Pantry, and Buffalo Bread of Life Food Pantry
Sheridan Salvation Army, Sheridan Hub on Smith, and Sheridan Police Department Cops for Kids
Newcastle Ministerial Association Christmas Appeal, Helping Hands Foundation of Weston County, and Weston County Peace Officers
In part, this donation is made possible by PRECorp’s Operation RoundUp® program. Operation RoundUp® gathers voluntary contributions from participating co-op members by “rounding up” their monthly bill to the next dollar, resulting in an average donation of 50 cents per month. These donations are then transferred to the Powder River Energy Foundation, which is governed by the independent, voluntary board of directors who represent each county in the PRECorp service area.
The Foundation is also conducting a year-end fund drive. Any donation amount from individuals or organizations is welcome and appreciated. When pooled with the donations from others and Operation RoundUp®, funds go directly to local charities. Since the Powder River Energy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), all donations are tax deductible.
For more information on the Powder River Energy Foundation, call a PRECorp Member Service Representative at 1-800-442-3630.