At an October 12 meeting, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety board of directors awarded $4,300 in support of community safety projects proposed by nonprofit organizations. Grantees were Flathead Rapids Youth Soccer, which received $2,500 for tents to shelter athletes from sun, cold, and wind, and the Valley Community Church of God, which received $1,800 for a safety camera.
(Photo — courtesy of Flathead Rapids Youth Soccer.)
The Board also reviewed multiple applications for Youth Director, which is a non-voting position held by a student who joins the directors in evaluating nonprofit grant applications and presentations. “We look for a local youth who is passionate about safety, our community, and the nonprofits that do so much heavy lifting to make Northwest Montana a vibrant, and increasingly safer, place to live,” noted Bill Leininger, Board President.
After spirited deliberation, the Board named Kaylee Hampton, a junior at Flathead High School and the daughter of Amanda Hampton and Robert Hampton, as the 2023-2024 Youth Director.
Upon successful completion of her term, Hampton will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her service to the Roundup for Safety Board. Upon learning of her appointment, Hampton expressed her excitement at deepening her non-profit experience and learning more about funds management, meeting etiquette, and leadership skills. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to further represent my community! Flathead Electric has truly given me a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build knowledge that I will no doubt use in the future,” Hampton expanded.
Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Co-op members who round up their electric bills to the next dollar. This money is managed by an independent board and goes into a fund for community safety projects.
If your nonprofit is interested in applying for community safety funds, visit our Roundup for Safety page or call the Roundup for Safety Board Liason:
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