On May 2, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board awarded $10,810 in community safety funding towards four grants proposed by area nonprofits. 

The Skola, a nonprofit, independent school in Whitefish currently serving preschool through 4th grade students, requested $2,570 towards Wilderness Aid (WFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for 12 staff members. Brooke Ober presented on behalf of The Skola, noting that these staff members will be prepared to administer first aid wherever they might find themselves in the Flathead Valley. In addition, the Skola has contracted with Montana Search and Rescue, a local training group. As a result, the requested funds will directly invest in and cycle through the community. 

Ober told the Roundup for Safety Board, “Completion of Wilderness First Aid and CPR training indirectly benefits our entire valley by having more individuals better prepared for emergency situations for our organization and within the Flathead community. We’re asking for help to get this initial training off the ground, but we’ve budgeted to re-certify our staff in the years to come.” 

The Roundup for Safety Board awarded $2,000 of the $2,570 request. 

May grantees also include: 



RoundUp for Safety Flathead Electric CooperativeRoundup 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 Liaison:

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