Have a Heart

Have A Heart, Inc., received $2,500 to support efforts to clean up the farm; fixing the siding of the buildings, dead tree removal, repairing driveway and culvert and finishing entryways to the renovated farmhouse.  Pictured from left to right from Have a Heart, Inc. are Courtney Vorwald and Rachel Bowen, and PPCS employees Heidi Lindquist and Jay Nesseth. Photo provided by PPCS

Pierce Pepin Cares, the charitable arm of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services awarded grants for the third quarter to local non-profit programs recently. Pierce Pepin Cares is funded by PPCS members who round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar through Operation Round Up®, as well as direct donations.

The Pierce Pepin Cares board approved $2,500 grants to Have a Heart, Inc., to Prescott Foundation K9 Unit Fund. A grant was also awarded through Federated Youth Foundation to Ellsworth Community School District in the amount of $1,500.

Prescott Foundation K9 Unit Fund

A grant for $2,500 was awarded to Prescott Foundation K9 Unit Fund for the start-up, supplies, and training of a K9 unit for the Prescott area. Pictured from left to right are Mark Anderson, PPCS CFO, Lisa Johnson, Prescott Foundation, Nate Boettcher, PPCS president and CEO, Jayne Henderlite and Chris Wyatt, Prescott Foundation, and Charity Lubich, PPCS vice president, member relations and human resources. Photo provided by PPCS

“We are very thankful for the generosity of our members who participate in Operation Round Up,” said Nate Boettcher, PPCS’ president and CEO. “Individually members contribute about $6 annually but taken together these contributions provide significant assistance within the community.”

Pierce Pepin Cares provides charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations that offer programs and support projects to enhance the quality of life for those within the communities served by PPCS. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying may visit www.piercepepin.coop or call 800-924-2133 for information. The next application deadline is October 15. 

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