With the help of residents paying just a few extra pennies each month on their electric bills, the Powder River Energy Foundation is able to give back to the community. Communication Specialist for PRECorp, Kristin Kelly, explains their Operation RoundUp.
According to their website, if half of all PRECorp accounts participated in RoundUp then the total donation would be $90,000 per year.
PRECorp created the Powder River Energy Foundation in 2007 and Operation RoundUp was started to help them raise funds to run the Foundation. They help community to groups including northern Wyoming food banks, child care programs and preschool children in the area, and even disaster relief efforts, among others.
Round-up serves as one part of the Foundation's fundraising, and the other part is fundraisers.
One of those organizations that they give to is CHAPS, the equine-assisted therapy program in Sheridan. PRECorp will coordinate with CHAPS this Sunday for the CHAPS Benefit Polo Cup. Look for the story on that fundraiser later this week.
PRECorp serves Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties.