More than one hundred local organizations recently received funds through Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. A total of $33,050 was awarded to support a variety of organizations within the co-op’s service area.
The funds were distributed by the Operation Round Up Board of Trustees at a January 8th meeting. Beneficiaries include local 4-H clubs, fire departments, food shelf pantries, post prom committees, local college and high school scholarship foundations, county fairs, and community festivals. Funding to area food pantries will be sent in March to optimize matched donations during Food Share Month.
“The trustees for Operation Round Up make it a priority to keep funding in our service area where it benefits rural members in particular,” says Millie Ness, Operation Round Up Board of Trustees Chair. “Awarding donations to these organizations distributes funding to all our communities.”
Operation Round Up is a charitable fundraising program through Lake Region Electric Cooperative. The trust fund is overseen by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. Since October 2007, LREC’s Operation Round Up Program has awarded a total of $158,588.64 to area organizations.
Members make the program possible by choosing to “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest whole dollar. On average, this equates to a $6 donation per year. In addition to monthly member contributions, unclaimed capital credits are now being added to LREC’s Operation Round Up fund. To be a part of this voluntary program, check the box on your billing statement or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also complete the Operation Round Up Participation Agreement available on our Operation Round Up page and send it into the cooperative.
Recent Donations Will Benefit:
- 5 Local 4-H Clubs
- 5 County Fair Associations
- 23 Community Festivals and Events
- 27 Area Fire Departments
- 14 Food Shelf Pantries
- 13 Post Prom Committees
- 21 Scholarship Awards