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Powder River Energy Foundation gives $10,000 to local organizations in special Holiday giving


December 19, 2019

In keeping with its annual Holiday giving program, the Powder River Energy Foundation recently donated a total of $10,000 to charitable organizations in the five-county area of northeast Wyoming.

“The Foundation’s mission is to demonstrate our commitment to individuals and nonprofit or charitable organizations in northeast Wyoming by lending a helping hand that will improve their quality of life or service to their community,” said Foundation Executive Director Jeff Bumgarner.

The grants will go directly toward the Holiday Season work of local charities in helping families in need at this time of year.

Campbell County: Campbell County Council of Community Services and Gillette Salvation Army.

Crook County: Moorcroft Interfaith Community for food baskets; Hulett Holiday Baskets; and Sundance Community Christmas Baskets.

Johnson County: Kaycee All Souls Episcopal Church Food Pantry and Buffalo Bread of Life Food Pantry.

Sheridan County: Sheridan Hub on Smith and Sheridan Shop with a Cop.

Weston County: Newcastle Ministerial Association Christmas appeal and Home Loving Care of Weston County.

The donation is possible in part because of PRECorp’s Operation RoundUp® program. Operation RoundUp® program gathers voluntary contributions from participating co-op members by “rounding up” their monthly bill to the next dollar, resulting in an average donation of 50 cents a month.

These donations are then transferred to the Powder River Energy Foundation, which is governed by the independent, voluntary board of directors who represent each county in the PRECorp service area.

One hundred percent of Operation RoundUp® program funds go directly to the organizations and all administrative overhead to the Foundation is donated through its relationship with PRECorp. Additionally, since the Powder River Energy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), all donations are tax deductible.

For more information on the Powder River Energy Foundation or to sign up for Operation RoundUp® program, PRECorp members can call a Member Service Representative at 1-800-442-3630 or check the Operation RoundUp® program box on your bill, or visit the Powder River Energy Foundation website at www.

Since its formation in 2007, the Powder River Energy Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to charitable organizations in every county of PRECorp’s service territory. To ensure the funding requests received by the Foundation meet the criteria of a charitable donation, applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled, monthly meetings.


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