Nonprofits receive grants


Eight nonprofit organizations — including two in Southeast Arkansas — received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program.

The local recipients are:

• Arkansas County, Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic received $2,000, and Resource Center for the Aging received $1,000:

• Grant County, Literacy Council of Grant County received $1,000.

The program is funded by First Electric members who enrolled in Operation Round-Up and agree to have their electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month.

That money — more than $638,000 since 1998 — funds nonprofit donations and student scholarships. To sign up or to apply for funds, visit www.firstelectric.coop or call 800-489-7405.