TVEC is excited to announce Operation Round Up. The program will allow the co-op to expand its charitable giving and community assistance to new heights.
The concept is simple. Participating members will have their electric bills rounded up each month to the next whole dollar amount. For example, a bill of $75.68 would be rounded up to $76. That’s a 32 cent contribution from the member. It may not sound like much, but when over 40,000 members pitch in a few cents every month, the pennies really add up.
On average, participating members will contribute 50 cents each month. The most a member would ever contribute in a single month would be 99 cents per account.
The possibilities of this program are huge. Funds are used to support local nonprofit charitable organizations.
For example, a $2500 donation was made to Labor of Love. The organization provides home repairs to handicapped, indigent elderly, single mothers and grandmothers raising grandchildren across Henderson County.
Other cooperatives participating in the program have used funds to purchase fire trucks for volunteer department. They have made donations to children’s shelters and senior citizen centers. They have sent aid to fight wildfires and help hurricane victims. They have helped build hospitals and clinics. They did all of this with just a few pennies from their members.
We are excited to see what Operation Round Up has done in TVEC service area. But, this program only works because of our members. We encourage everyone to participate and see what kind of a difference a few pennies can make. Members choosing not to participate should contact TVEC Member Services to be taken out of the campaign.