Roundup for Safety grant to provide life-saving equipment for Flathead Industries

A $1,000 grant from Roundup for Safety has been awarded to Flathead Industries for an automated external defibrillator (AED). In applying for the grant, Sarah Mathiason told the board that the device will be placed at their new Day Service facility in Kalispell.

“This facility provides support to over 30 individuals with disabilities, eight of whom are seniors with higher risk of medical complications. Our staff is certified in AED use. We also make the devices available to the community and local emergency response teams when needed.”

In addition to the funds for Flathead Industries, the Roundup for Safety Board also awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the May 9 meeting to $25,199:

Youth With A Mission of MT – $2,000 for two AEDs;

FSCO K-9 Program – $3,200 for K-9 first aid kits and drug lock boxes;

Stillwater Free Lutheran Church – $2,000 for a security door;

Community Action Partnership- -$2,000 for a keyless entry system;

Deer Park School District #2 – $7,499 for parking lot lighting;

Whitefish Library Association – $3,000 for broken floor outlet replacements;

Whitefish Housing Authority – $3,000 for security cameras for a parking lot, and

Fellowship Alliance Church – $1,500 for background checks for volunteers.

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