Federated Rural Electric Trust Board Operation Round Up Sees Money Delivered For Local Projects

Tue 11-22-2022

(Jackson)- Federated Rural Electric in Jackson just concluded their Operation Round Up, which includes donations to a lot of local entities looking for a bit of a boost towards funding on certain projects. The Federated Rural Electric Trust Board also sets aside funding for nine $700 high school scholarships for members during 2023.

31 groups are confirmed a donation towards their projects during this cycle, totaling at $32,228.

Some of the largest single donations include money towards the Jackson Ambulance Service for a new handheld radio due to the current broken one, $1,799 for the Jackson County Library System for an Automatic External Defibrillator for Lakefield, and $1,500 for the Heron Lake Okabena High School so they can buy a new band saw for their Industrial Tech courses.

A list of the organizations who got money, as well as the amounts.

            Organization                               Amount                 Purpose

HL-O Elementary Phy. Ed. classes $200 Toward roller skate rental costs in PE classes

HL-O Elementary Occupational Therapy $238 Buy crash pad & body stretching bag for motor skills control

JCC Agriculture Department $382 Ceramic knife sets and oven mitts/pot holders in food’s kitchens

City of Jackson Park Board $400 Replace two older, worn-out dog waste receptacles on trails

Fairmont Girls Basketball Assn. $500 Toward six basketballs for 4th to 8th graders teams

HL-O H.S. Agriculture Department $500 For two activity tables in classroom for hands-on activities

JCC Riverside Elem. Special Education $500 Four sets of books special education students

Family Services Network, Jackson $500 Buy snowpants for area youth

Reinbows, Inc, Windom $500 Buy 3 drills, chargers & cases to teach carpentry skills

JCC’s Lakefield tennis courts $554 Replaced two old nets for PE classes & community use

Jackson Co. Sheriff Office $579 Buy CPR mannequins, jail AED defibrillator & replaceable pads

Jackson Co. Sheriff Office $550 Buy body opponent bag for defensive tactics training for jailers

Lakefield Fire Rescue $600 Toward grain bin rescue auger

Dunnell Lake Fremont Fire Department $600 Toward grain bin rescue auger & battery-powered drill

JCC First Grade $605 Set of decodable text books to become better readers

GHEC Elementary $683 Mindful moment classroom supplies & materials for anxiety relief

JCC Riverside Elementary $700 Sensory room supplies to help cope with emotions & behaviors

BIO Girls, Jackson-Lakefield $888 Four scholarships for mentoring program, guides & supplies

Caregiver Response Effort & Service $900 Handbooks for volunteer training, regional training & brochures

Team, Fairmont

JCC Agriculture Department $1,000 3 battery operated jib saws, drill bits, safety glasses & ear plugs

East Chain Activity Center $1,000 Upgrade to LED bulbs in the big gym

HL-O School pool $1,000 Toward log roller for fun in the pool & replace pool stairs

HL-O Robotics Teams $1,000 Toward robotic parts, batteries and motors for two teams

Alpha Fire Department $1,000 Toward cordless headset for pump operator to radio traffic at fire

Lakefield Ambulance Service $1,250 Buy three new pagers (2 for new members; replace 1 old one)

HL-O High School Industrial Tech $1,500 Toward a new band saw

Sherburn Fire Department $1,500 Buy two hand-held thermal imaging cameras to find fire victims

Jackson Ambulance Service $1,500 Toward new hand-held radio replacing broken one

Round Lake Fire Department $1,500 Two wetsuits for ice water rescue & inflatable flotation device

Business, Arts & Recreation Ctr, Windom $1,500 Toward keyless entry door lock system for safety & security

Jackson County Library system $1,799 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for Lakefield Library

9 $700 scholarships $6,300 For Federated members with graduating high school senior

Total $32,228