Roundup for Safety grant will enhance protection for Posse members

 

A $10,000 Roundup for Safety grant will help protect members of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse, by providing them with bullet-proof vests. As an independent volunteer organization, they are responsible for obtaining their own equipment. Approximately 60 uniformed members now assist on emergency calls to secure crime and fire scenes, warrant searches, onsite detention services at the hospital, and patrol. The Posse works most of the larger public gatherings in our Valley as well.

In addition to the Posse grant, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the November meeting to $25,525:

South Kalispell Volunteer Fire Department – $8,025 for firefighting boots;

Libby Wrestling Club – $5,000 for wrestling mats, and

Alano Club of Kalispell, Inc. – $2,500 for security and safety lighting.    

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.