Member-owners donate more than $5,000 to local organizations via Operation RoundUp

Posted: September 13, 2022 at 9:08 am

The Roanoke Electric Co-op’s Care Trust Board has allocated $5,795 in grants to support three community initiatives — funding made possible through Operation RoundUp.

REC representatives and members of Conway Volunteer Fire Department.

The co-op’s longstanding charitable community service program supports organizations that serve the health, safety, educational or recreational needs of citizens in the co-op’s service area.  Member-owners who volunteer to participate in the program “round up” their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar.  The money raised is donated to charitable causes.

At its recent quarterly meeting, the co-op board designated funding to the following local organizations:

  • Conway Volunteer Fire Department (Conway): Awarded $2,400 to purchase six pagers critical to communicating during emergencies.
  • Northampton County Relay for Life (Rich Square): Awarded $1,500 to purchase gas vouchers for cancer patients traveling to and from medical appointments.
  • Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department (Colerain): Awarded $1,895 to replace its outdated computer system to better access and submit the necessary reports required for state governmental agencies.

For more information about participating in Operation RoundUp or applying for funding, please call (252) 209-2236 or visit our roanokeelectric.com/roundup.