Lake Region Electric Cooperative Awards $10,000 in Funding to Local Organizations


During the quarterly allocation of Operation Round Up (ORU) funding, Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) awarded $10,000 this October. The ORU Board of Trustees granted funding to five local organizations at their October 10th meeting, bringing LREC’s total donation amount to $514,870 since 2007. 

Organizations receiving funds were:

  • $2,000 to the Fergus Falls Police Department for their Shop with a Hero program
  •  $500 to Someplace Safe for marketing materials for medical providers, emergency rooms and community events
  • $5,000 to the Star Lake Bible Camp Association for their Camp Joy women’s bathhouse facility
  • $1,000 to the Trinity Center for Kid’s Quilt Camp 
  • $1,500 to the Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show which supports children with chronic or acute medical needs

To learn more about the organizations who received funding, please follow our Facebook page (@LakeRegionElectricCoop) as we connect with and spotlight recipients. If you have a community project that needs funding, complete the online Operation Round Up Request for Funding form found on LREC’s website and submit it with supporting documentation for consideration. Applications for the next round of funding will be accepted until March 15, 2023. 

Operation Round Up is a voluntary charitable fundraising program through LREC. The trust fund is overseen by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. As a LREC member, you can participate in ORU by donating the extra change on your electric bill when rounding up to the next dollar ($0.01-$0.99 each month). To sign up, members can visit the ORU page on LREC’s website,, log onto their SmartHub account, email or call (800) 552-7658. 

LREC employee Theresa Halverson (right) presents a check to Star Lake Bible
Camp president Chad Young (middle) and fundraising committee member Jim Knoll (left)