Grant to help Marion School prepare for emergencies

A $1,500 grant to Boy Scouts of America will benefit the Marion Elementary-Middle School with the distribution of Stop the Bleed and Emergency Preparedness Kits. In applying for the grant on behalf of his hometown, Kai Townsend said that supplying the kits (and coordinating with the fire department to train teachers on their use) is his Eagle Scout project, adding that while he hopes the kits will never have to be used, they will provide an extra layer of safety and security that could possibly save someone’s life.

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded a $3,693 grant to the Northwest Montana History Museum for an emergency panel, bringing the total awarded at the August meeting to $5,193.

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community nonprofit safety projects. The Co-op is grateful to all who participate in enhancing the safety of our community. For additional information about the program, call Wendy Ostrom-Price at 406-751-1820 or visit