Powder River Energy Foundation Gives $10,000 to Local Organizations

Press Release – The Powder River Energy Foundation donated $10,000 to 11 non-profit organizations in five counties through its 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign.

Recipients are:

  • Council of Community Services, Campbell County

  • Wright Community Assistance, Campbell County

  • Corner Market – Blessings in a Backpack, Crook County

  • First Presbyterian Church, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, Crook County

  • Sundance Community Christmas Baskets, Crook County

  • All Souls Episcopal Church, Johnson County

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry, Johnson County

  • Sheridan Senior Center Giving Tree, Sheridan County

  • WalMart – Shop with a Cop, Sheridan County

  • Ministerial Association Christmas Appeal, Weston County

  • Weston County Peace Officers, Weston County

The donation is possible in part because of PRECorp’s Operation RoundUp® program. Operation RoundUp® program 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 a 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.

One hundred percent of Operation RoundUp® program funds go directly to the organizations and all administrative overhead to the Foundation is donated through its relationship with PRECorp. Additionally, since the Powder River Energy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), all donations are tax deductible.

Established in 2007, the Powder River Energy Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations in every county of PRECorp’s service territory. To ensure the funding requests received by the Foundation meet the criteria of a charitable donation, applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled, monthly meetings.

For more information on the Powder River Energy Foundation or to sign up for Operation RoundUp® program, PRECorp members can call a Member Service Representative at 1-800-442-3630 or check the Operation RoundUp® program box on your bill, or visit the Powder River Energy Foundation website at www. precorpfoundation.org.

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