The Pryor Times

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November 29, 2012

Center benefits from grant

In 1998, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Inc. launched Operation Round-Up – a program that is funded by our members and distributed every two months by a nine-member board of directors.

The way it works is simple. Participating members voluntarily permit their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. Monies generated form this program are then allocated to the Operation Round-Up Trust Foundation.

Recipients of these funds include organizations and individuals from across the cooperative’s four-county service territory who meet the qualifications for application set forth by program guidelines.

Operation Round-Up has allowed needy individuals to cover outstanding medical expenses or purchase medical supplies when insurance was depleted. Emergency response agencies have been outfitted with equipment necessary to answer swiftly to the call of duty.

Pryor Ministries Center was recently awarded two Operation Round-Up grants. One was for a new commercial-sized double freezer for $3,500 and another for $1,000 to purchase personal hygiene products to distribute to Pryor Ministries Center clients.

The Pryor Ministries Center is a 501c3, non-profit, volunteer group which collects and distributes food and clothing to those in need. They have been operating out of the new location at 15 SW Third St. in Pryor for two years. The center operates entirely on donations, grants and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or have a donation to make, call (918) 824-1128.

 or at P.O. Box 401, Pryor, OK  74362. We can also be found at www.pryorministrycenter.com or on Facebook.

Our current needs are for baby diapers all sizes, good, clean children’s clothing, blankets and/or quilts, good clean sheet sets, bath towels and non-expired canned food or dry packaged food of all types. As we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, please keep those less fortunate in mind.

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