The Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County organization is the recipient of a Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Roundup grant worth $5,000.
The grant will be used to bring in professional speakers to talk to area students and residents on the dangers of drug abuse. The mission of the organization is to stop abuse through educating youth and raising awareness and education in the community.
Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County gotten support of the REMC Roundup grant for the past several years. REMC officials commented that the organization is a great help to the community.
A few cents from each REMC member’s electric bill is put into the Operation Roundup grant program and distributed to non-profit organizations in seven surrounding counties. To date, $890,000 in grants have been distributed.