Nonprofit news for week of Oct. 19

REMC’s Operation RoundUp awards community grants

MARTINSVILLE — South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation’s Operation RoundUp board has awarded $45,663 to 15 nonprofit organizations in Morgan, Monroe, Owen and Brown counties.

Electric co-op members can round up their electric bills to the next even dollar. Spare change accumulates in a community fund, resulting in thousands of dollars being given in grants each year.

This quarter, grants were awarded to the following Brown County organizations:

  • Brown County Art Guild Inc., online community for young artists up to 18: $1,500
  • Brown County Parks & Recreation, replacement of light poles/baseball/softball diamonds: $5,000
  • Foster Grandparent Program of South Central IN, local match requirement for federal grant for grandparent program in Brown County: $1,000

The next application due date for nonprofits is Wednesday, Nov. 23. Applications can be found at

TRIAD reports summer volunteer hours

During June, July, and August, 15 volunteers served with TRIAD of Brown County, plus one in training.

In June, 10 volunteers logged 211 hours, 956.5 miles driven, 88 home visits and attendance at two funeral visitations.

In July 11 volunteers logged 160.5 hours, 786.2 miles driven, 73 home visits and visits with 19 people at Brown County Health & Living Community. Volunteers also planned a picnic at Parkview Church of the Nazarene Aug. 20.

In August, 13 volunteers logged 336.5 hours, 1386.5 miles driven, 59 home visits and visits with 26 people at Brown County Health & Living Community. A volunteer meeting took place prior to the picnic at Parkview, which 82 attended.

Volunteers sent birthday cards and thank-you cards. Food from Midwest Food Bank was picked up, packaged and delivered to 30 families in June and 29 families in July and August.

In July, a new three-person leadership team with three-year terms of office was established, replacing single-person leadership. The team consists of Dick Young (lead contact), Margo Hash and Warren Schade.

Volunteers for June, July and August were Andrea Baker, Roger Brewer, Jean Brewer, Lois Followell, Hash, Ken Keller, Priscilla Keller, Phil LeBlanc, Violet Miller, Carol Morgan, Barb Schade, Warren Schade, Glenda Stogsdill, Dick Young, Laura Young and Karen Brock in training.

TRIAD looks in on seniors, the sick and disabled. For more information, visit, call 812-988-5606 or 988-6655 ext. 2112, or write to P.O. Box 2141, Nashville, IN 47448.

Free child seat inspections in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Riley Physicians, a partner with IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, is providing free child safety seat checks at the Bloomington Township Fire Department, 5081 North Old State Road 37.

There is no one certified in Brown County to do child seat checks, according to IU Health.

Call 812-333-2304 to schedule a safety check.

For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, visit

Support group for friends, family, survivors of suicide

FRANKLIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursdays, the Hope and Renewal Support Group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin. It is for friends and family of suicide victims and survivors of suicide.

For more information, call 765-585-3346 or email

Network helps seniors get work through training

National Able Network Inc. is enrolling people age 55 and older who want to update their skills and enter the workforce through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

SCSEP is federally funded and helps unemployed, low-income seniors find part-time, paid community service positions and work-based training at local nonprofits.

Each client receives career support to integrate career coaching, training and connections to the job market.

Call NAN at 317-396-7800 or toll-free at 1-855-994-8300.

Women’s support group meets weekly

A women’s recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for about 90 minutes.

Child care is available. For more information, including the location, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.

Ministry provides cancer support program

GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, offers a program called Thriving Hope Cancer Care Ministry.

Sponsored by Our Journey of Hope from the cancer treatment centers of America, the ministry provides people touched by cancer with help and spiritual counsel specific to the needs of cancer patients, caregivers or loved ones. Leaders completed a Bible-based cancer care training program.

With questions, to get involved or to receive help, call 812-371-0247.

For more information, visit Heart of Christ Ministries on Facebook.

Addiction recovery support offered at church

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, hosts weekly recovery support meetings, Battlefield For Freedom, for people struggling with addiction. For more information, call Melissa Tatman at 812-320-9838.

Alcoholics Anonymous shares meeting schedule

Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings every weekday at several Brown County locations:

8 p.m. Monday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds

6:30 p.m. Tuesday — Closed men’s discussion meetings, Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North

8 p.m. Tuesday — Closed literature study, The Fieldhouse, 98 W. Washington

8 p.m. Wednesday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds

7 p.m. Thursday — Closed discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds

9:30 a.m. Friday — Open literature discussions, lower-level meeting room, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in this program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.

Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and want to stop.