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Operation RoundUp contributes $10,000 in support of community efforts

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department (Murfreesboro): The Hertford County-based fire department was granted $2,541.25 to purchase personal protective equipment fire hoods.  The fire hoods assist firefighters with performing their duties as safely as possible.

Helpful Hands and Hearts (Littleton):  The all-volunteer organization received $2,000 to provide household repairs, access ramps and transportation services.  These services will assist seniors and the permanently disabled in the five counties surrounding Lake Gaston. 

Como Volunteer Fire Department (Como): The volunteer fire department was awarded $2,320 to replace their old supply of breathing air cylinders.  The new cylinders will provide volunteer users with a fresh air supply while fighting fires.

Eastside EMS (Rich Square): The Northampton County emergency medical services provider was granted $1,250 for the purchase of three computers and updated computer software.  The new equipment and software will allow employees to properly create budgets and patient reports.

Cool Spring Baptist Church (Eure): The Gates County church was awarded $2,000 to construct a play area for local youth and to  create handicap accessible areas around the community pavilion.

“Making a positive impact in your local community is made easy with Operation RoundUp,” said Marshall Cherry, chief operating officer of the co-op. 

As part of the program, member-owners round up their bills to the next highest dollar each month.  For example, if your bill is $95.68, it will be rounded to $96.00.  The extra 32 cents will go towards the Operation RoundUp program. All of the contributions to Operation RoundUp are awarded as grants benefiting residents in the co-op’s seven-county service area.

“Member-owners can have a sense of pride in knowing that their contributions are used for the greater good in their communities,” Cherry said.

For more information on how you can contribute to Operation RoundUp or how your organization can apply for an Operation RoundUp grant, visit

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