Grant to help meet patient transportation needs 

An $800 Roundup for Safety grant to ASSIST will be used to purchase a new wheelchair for their van which will provide safer transportation for individuals with bariatric needs. In their application, ASSIST (a nonprofit organization that connects people with healthcare services) said there are those who are missing vital medical appointments because (apart from using an ambulance) their transportation options are extremely limited. They say the larger wheelchair will help these individuals receive the medical attention they need.                    

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded a $2,288 grant to the Mountain Brook Homestead Foundation for playground safety enhancements, bringing the total awarded at the June meeting to $3,088.  

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 www.flatheadelectric.com/roundup