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Connecting A Community

FreeState Electric Cooperative is pleased to provide financial support to community programs and organizations through Operation Round-Up®. Funding for this grant program is donated by FreeState members, who volunteer to round their monthly electric bill. That spare change is collected, and grants are awarded quarterly. For more information on the program visit

Energy Fair Tidbits

FreeState Electric Cooperative hosted their 2nd Annual Health Fair and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 24. The event included a soap drive to assist area food pantries with gathering personal care items. 

The fair featured local vendors that provided information on energy efficiency, energy options, and energy savings to attendees. 

Operation Round-Up® Grants $21,000 in September

The FreeState Volunteer Member Committee met Sept. 16 to review Operation Round-Up® applications. The committee granted $21,000 to five area organizations. Those receiving funding this quarter were: 

Valley Falls Recreation Committee – $10,000
The organization asked for assistance to improve and expand the facilities at the ball fields by making them ADA compliant and include a concession stand.

FreeState Employees Share Success with God’s Storehouse in Meriden

Volunteers react to hearing the donated amount of $10,144.

FreeState Electric Cooperative’s 81 employees and 11 trustees rallied to raise more than $5,000 that was matched by the cooperative’s primary lender, CoBank. The effort is part of the annual employee donation drive that assists local nonprofit organizations and raised a total of $10,144 for God’s Storehouse in Meriden.