OEC Foundation awards $43,000
The OEC Foundation, Inc. board of directors met Dec. 5 to review applications for assistance via the Operation Round Up® program. It approved over $43,500 in grants to local organizations and families.
The board awarded $10,000 each to the Citizens Advisory Board's Secret Santa program and the Maguire Community Foundation's Burn Closet, as well as $3,000 each to Bridge Creek School, Grady County Fire Department's Ninnekah Station and McClain County Foster Children CARE.
Four nonprofit organizations — Grady County Foster Care, McClain County Operation Christmas, Special Olympics Oklahoma and St. Michael's Episcopal Church's Norman Christmas Day Community Dinner — received a total of $7,000. Grants funded Christmas gifts and food for those in need, as well as the Special Olympics state winter games.
Eleven individuals and families received assistance with dental and vision care.