Roundup for Safety grant to enhance Museum experience

RFS Grant for Museum at Central School

A $930 Roundup for Safety grant to the Northwest Montana Historical Society will help provide the acquisition of a three-wheel mobility scooter to enhance visitor and member safety at the Museum at Central School. Director Jacob Thomas says that as many members and visitors are of a senior age, safety is a priority.

“Many visitors will come as a group or family, and must make the choice to sit and rest with bad knees, bad hips, or a shortness of breath rather than continuing to tour the Museum. We want visitors to enjoy and maximize their experience, without the risk of falling or injury.”

In addition to the funds awarded to the Northwest Montana Historical Society, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the November 8 meeting to $9,830:

Libby Assembly of God Church – $1,225 for an AED and staff training;

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp- $675 dollars for SPOT beacons;

Lighthouse Christian Home & Services – $2,000 for AEDs;

Kalispell Public School District – $2,000 for AEDs; and

Whitefish Theatre Company – $3,000 for fire alarm panel.

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. Additional information can be found here, or call Wendy Ostrom Price at 406-751-1820.