Roundup for Safety Board awards urgent health and safety grants


During their April board meeting, FEC’s Roundup for Safety Directors accepted two urgent applications related to COVID-19. $10,000 was approved for Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH). Besides $3,870 for bicycle helmets to protect kids from head injuries, $6,130 will go toward personal protection equipment for healthcare workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the Co-op’s service territory. $5,000 was also approved for The Samaritan House for emergency shelter for our homeless population. The board was appreciative of the opportunity to help in these trying times and expressed gratitude to all members who allow their bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar to meet these critical needs in our community. In addition to the KRH and Samaritan House grants, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the April meeting to $32,600:
Three Rivers EMS-$8,000 for cardiac monitors;
Save the Brain (Summit)-$4,600 for concussion baseline testing, and
Senior Mobile Repair-$5,000 for senior home repair projects.
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: