How it Works
Operation Round Up is a charitable fundraising program that helps support charitable needs in our service area. Members can choose to “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, on average, $6 a year. The trust fund is overseen by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. The board of trustees meets quarterly
to review donation applications and select grant recipients.
How to Participate
To be a part of this voluntary program, check the box on your billing statement or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now it's even easier to sign online. Just log into your SmartHub account.
- Log into SmartHub and visit the Billing & Payments tab, then select Operation Round Up.
- Click Enroll and accept the Terms and Conditions.
- Choose an Enrollment Option and click Confirm. You have the option to unenroll anytime.
You may also complete the Operation Round Up Participation Agreement and send that to us.
How to Get Funding
If you have a community project that needs funding, complete the Operation Round Up Application form and return it with supporting documentation for consideration.
Applications for funding will be accepted until March 15, 2020.
Contributions will be distributed primarily in the local area served by Lake Region Electric Cooperative. Donations will be limited to non-profit, charitable organizations. Non-profit organizations that have been granted IRS Code 501(c)(3) status and serve a large number of people will be given priority.
Congratulations to the nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations! And thank you to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.
Nine local organizations recently received funds through Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. A total of $19,600 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 July 8th meeting.
- $1,200 to Becker County 4-H for Community Engagement Through the Arts
- $600 to Bluffton Fire & Rescue for replacement of old four-gas monitor
- $5,000 to City of NYM/NYM Lions Club for community trails project
- $2,000 to God’s Acres of Amor Committee for Children Playground Mud Kitchen Renovation project
- $400 to Henning Fire Department for Henning National Night Out
- $7,000 to Otter Cove Children’s Museum for Otter Cove Comfort Room
- $600 to Our Saviors Ten Mile Lake Church Quilters for Peace by Piece quilting project
- $1,800 to Rothsay FFA for archery equipment
- $1,000 to Wilkin County 4-H for Wilkin County 4-H Ambassadors
Operation Round Up is a voluntary 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 $290,213.64 to area organizations.