Domestic Violence Shelter Receives $5,000 Operation Round Up Grant

Operation Round Up, PRECO’s charitable foundation, is proud to partner with Peace River Center (PRC) by providing $5,000 to help two of the center’s domestic violence shelters. Residents of these safe shelters, located in Polk and Highlands counties, will benefit from the renovation of their shelter’s kitchen areas.Peace River Center and the Victim Services team

“This funding will enable Peace River Center to empower survivors and help them feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as they prepare wholesome meals for their families in a safe space,” shares Ileana Kriss, PRC director of development and community relations. “Being able to provide domestic violence survivors with a higher quality of life through this gift means so much to our organization.”

PRC, located in Lakeland, Fla., is a private, not-for-profit organization providing mental health and addictions treatment for all ages, a wellness clinic and support services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Since 1948, PRC has served the residents of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

“We are honored Operation Round Up understands the importance of investing in domestic violence survivors,” explains Linda Parker, PRC director of victim services. “Their generosity is giving a much-needed facelift to one our oldest and most frequently used spaces.”

The Operation Round Up program is funded by PRECO member-consumers who opt to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar each month. Operation Round Up helps individuals and organizations with food, shelter, medical, clothing, environment and education needs.

Learn more about Peace River Center at www.peacerivercenter.org. To begin rounding up your electric bill each month or to apply for an Operation Round Up grant, visit www.preco.coop.