Co-op awards more than $8000 in support of community initiatives

As a part of Roanoke Electric Co-op’s Operation RoundUp program, three local organizations were recently awarded $8,018.04 in grants. At its January meeting the co-op’s Care Trust Board designated funding as follows:

  • Union Rural Fire Dept. of Hertford County (Ahoskie): Awarded $3,200 to replace outdated fire engine hoses.
  • Ahoskie Rural Fire Dept. (Ahoskie):Awarded $2,568.04 to replace timeworn firefighting gloves. The new gloves will help ensure the safety pf  those who put their lives on the line to protect the community.
  • Good Shepherd Food Pantry of Bertie County, Inc. (Windsor):Awarded $2,250 to repair the wheelchair ramp and purchase sturdy shopping carts.  The equipment will help the panty improve upon the delivery of goods and resources to more than 600 Bertie County residents each month.  .

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.

“Even as the pandemic continues, we remain dedicated now more than ever to giving back to our local communities,” said Patrice Jordan, the co-op’s coordinator of community relations and engagement. “We are thankful for our member-owners’ contributions that make it possible for us to offer such generous support to our neighbors and friends in need.”

For more information about Operation RoundUp, visit