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 online Operation Round Up Participation Agreement.
How to Get Funding
If you have a community project that needs funding, complete the online Operation Round Up Request for Funding form and submit it with supporting documentation for consideration.
Applications for funding will be accepted until March 15, 2021.
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.
Four local organizations recently received funds through Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. A total of $5,201 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 the October 12th meeting.
- $500 to Someplace Safe for COVID-19 related cleaning products and supplies
- $2,000 to American Legion Post 238 replace flagpole at Veterans Park
- $551 to Save the Trinity for insulating backroom for energy efficiency
- $2,150 to BIO Girls for new program located in Detroit Lakes
The total amount awarded since 2007 is $343,365.
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.