By Christy Porter, Managing Editor
IECA Operation Round Up recently donated $2,000 to Christmas in Our Hometown.
“More people are in need due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We, the board, increased the funding to Christmas in Our Hometown this year because of that,” shared Myrna Van Deusen, representative of Operation Round Up. “We appreciate the volunteers that help make the holidays brighter for children.”
Christmas in Our Hometown is a community service spearheaded by Bonnie Hall and works in cooperation with the United Community Help Center to provide assistance, ensuring area children in need receive Christmas gifts.
Coordinator Bonnie Hall said, “I really appreciate the contribution this year and each year; without their help this wouldn’t be possible.”
Applications for assistance from Christmas in Our Hometown may be submitted through Friday, Dec. 11, to the United Community Help Center; inquiries can be addressed by calling Bonnie at 573-674-3764 or 573-889-9600. Donations are appreciated; they can be mailed to P.O. Box 692, Licking, MO 65542.
Electric coop members who “round up” their electric bill to the next whole dollar, one cent to 99 cents monthly, raise funds for the IECA Operation Round Up program. The funds are then distributed to needy persons in the community and used to bolster community services. Ten counties comprise the IECA membership.