Each month, 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. 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 have a large impact on groups and organizations making a big difference in our community. In the most recent meeting of the Operation Round Up board of trustees, six local organizations received grants. Details of the funds awarded are listed below.
Families Rising received $500 for a website and printing
Orleans Community School received $2,500 for the Team Peace Resilience Program
Orleans Municipal Fire Department received $1,500 to fund new radios
Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center LLC received $1,700 to fund feminine hygiene products for inmates at the OC Jail
Stingerz Dance Team received $1,000 for competitions fees and other expenses
Melton Public Library received a $500 grant to a new computer
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.
Awarded in November 2022: $7,700
Grand Total since 2003: $577,998.23
Trustee Jessica Starr finished her time serving with us. She served 5 years on the board and was a fantastic trustee. She served in many different offices during her 5 years with us. She will be replaced by Janice Apple, of Paoli, at the next meeting.