Members who wish to participate in Operation Round Up can have Orange County REMC automatically round their electric and/or fiber bills to the next highest dollar each month. The amount contributed by each member is less than a dollar a month and will average about $6 a year. Those extra few dollars from our members can greatly impact groups and organizations, making a big difference in our community. Nine local organizations received grants in the July 2023 Operation Round Up board of trustees meeting. Details of the funds awarded are listed below.
Coats for Kids of Orange County, INC received a $1,000 grant to purchase coats, gloves and hats.
Paoli Youth Football received a $1,000 grant to purchase football helmets.
Orleans Running Start received a $1,000 grant to help purchase school supplies.
Orange County Habitat for Humanity received a $400 grant to purchase an energy efficiency package.
WTK (Want to Know Club), Women's Homemaker Club received a grant of $500 to purchase food and supplies for its soup supper.
Families Rising received a $500 grant to purchase a phone relay system.
Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center, LLC received a $1,000 grant to fund the Voice of Recovery program.
Orange County Cancer Patient Services, Inc. received a $1,000 grant to purchase food and gas cards for cancer patients.
Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services received a $500 grant to purchase turbans, head coverings and bandannas for cancer patients.
If you are part of a school group, community organization, fire department, first responder group, 4-H club or other local non-profit and would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant, go to www.myremc.coop and look under the “Community” menu to download an application and grant guidelines.
The deadline to apply for the next cycle of grants is Oct. 20. The board of trustees will meet on Nov. 6 to review the applications.
Awarded in July 2023: $6,900
Grand Total since 2003: $596,869.23