Operation RoundUp awards nearly $19,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Posted: December 15, 2020 at 4:34 pm
Jimmy Liverman (left), vice-president of operations for REC, presents check to Albert Vann (right), chief of Conway Vol. Fire Department.

Roanoke Electric Co-op  has allocated $18,904 to support six community initiatives, as part of its Operation RoundUp program.

At its recent quarterly meeting, the co-op’s Care Trust Board designated charitable grants to the following local organizations:

  • Special Olympics North Carolina, Morrisville): $2,500 for personal protective equipment for the athletes during small, in-person training and for access virtual training opportunities.
  • Garysburg Volunteer Fire Department, Garysburg: $1,716 for traffic cones to increase visibility on the scene of traffic accidents and an attack hose to supply water during fire emergencies.
  • Gates County Housing Committee, Gatesville: $5,000 to assist with minor household repairs, to help for the elderly and disabled remain safe in their homes.
  • Conway Police Department, Conway: $3,088 to supply body cameras to the officers, as an added safety precaution.
  • Conway Volunteer Fire Department, Conway:$3,600 to purchase pagers for volunteers to communicate and better serve citizens during emergencies.
  • Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck: $3,000 to support distance-learning programs and virtual field trip experiences for students in local schools.

Operation RoundUp is a charitable program supporting nonprofit organizations that serve to meet the health, safety, educational or recreational needs of the community.  Funding is made possible when member-owners voluntarily “round up” their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar.

“It’s such a testament to what our co-op stands for, to be able to positively impact our communities by supporting these types of initiatives,” said Marshall Cherry, chief operating officer for the co-op. “It’s our membership that allows us to invest in the well-being of the very communities where we live and work.”
For more information about how to participate in Operation RoundUp, please call 252- 209-2236 or visit our Operation RoundUp page.