Coast Electric Power members give to the community through “Operation Roundup”

Published: Apr. 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM CDT
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HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - If you're a member of Coast Electric Power Association, you may have recently rounded up your monthly payment to the nearest dollar for charity. Wednesday, those generous donations started making their way out as part of a second wave of community grant checks.

Wednesday’s grant recipients included Wild at Heart Rescue, which received $3,000, and CASA of Harrison County, which received $4,300. Those are just two of 14 different organizations receiving grants that add up to more than $71,000.

“The funds will be used to train our volunteer advocates so they can advocate for the children here in Harrison County that are in CPS legal and physical custody,” said Jeannie Herrin, Executive Director of CASA Harrison County.

“So with these funds we will purchase much-needed foods, formulas, rodents, medications for these animals for the nutrition they need as well as medications they need to get them back into the wild,” said Missy Dubuisson with Wild at Heart Rescue.

Coast Electric will continue to distribute those grant checks until the beginning of May. Here’s a full list of the South Mississippi organizations benefiting:

Manna Ministries (Pearl River County) - $5,000

Pine Grove Volunteer Department (Pearl River County) - $8,000

Crossroads Food Pantry (Pearl River County) - $5,000

Hope Haven (Hancock County) - $3,000

Friends of the Animal Shelter (Hancock County) - $6,000

Pneuma - Winds of Hope, Starfish Café (Hancock County) - $6,000

Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Harrison County) - $2,000

Back Bay Mission (Harrison County) - $7,000

CASA (Harrison County) - $4,300

United Service Organization (Benefits all three counties) - $8,000

Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi (Benefits all three counties) - $5,500

Whisper of Hope Foundation (Benefits all three counties) - $4,000

Wild at Heart Rescue (Benefits all three counties) - $3,000

Teen Challenge of Mississippi (Benefits all three counties) - $5,000

For more information about Operation Round Up, grant eligibility requirements and 2019 grant application deadlines, visit

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