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Operation RoundUp

http://roanokeelectric.com/images/oproundup.gifHandwritten or Paper copies of applications will NOT be accepted!

Applications for 4th Quarter 2017 are due in the office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-October 2017.

Organizations receiving 3rd Quarter 2017 Grants: 
 
Cool Spring Baptist Church Eure, NC $2,000.00
Como Volunteer Fire Department Como, NC $2,320.00
Eastside EMS Rich Square, NC $1,250.00
Helpful Hands and Hearts Littleton, NC $ 2,000.00
Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department Murfreesboro, NC $2,541.45
     

Operation RoundUp is a grant program awarding money each quarter of the year (in January, April, July, and October) to non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status or IRS designated non-profit status.

  • Any 501(c)3 or IRS-designated non-profit or not-for profit in our service area - Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Halifax, Gates, Perquimans, or Chowan counties may apply for up to $5,000.
  • These same organizations are eligible to apply each quarter and may receive up to $5,000 in any calendar year.
  • RoundUp Bylaws

NOTICE: Groups that have received grants since February 2004 must provide an activity sheet detailing how the grant money was spent. This activity sheet MUST be submitted before an organization is eligible to receive a new grant.

Submit an activity sheet.

Organizations that have been awarded RoundUp grants in the past range from arts groups to fire departments to tutoring centers. The main thing that all of the organizations have in common is that they are either educational, charitable, or economic development organizations helping to meet the needs of underserved populations or geographic areas.

How does Operation RoundUp work?

Operation RoundUp allows Roanoke Electric member-owners to "round up" their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, if your bill for the month of April was $11.85, you could round it up to $12.00 and donate the extra 15 cents to Operation RoundUp. It has been estimated that a member-owner contributes an average of 50 cents per month or $6.00 per year. The maximum amount that a member-owner can contribute in a year’s time would be $11.88. Each quarter, the board of directors for the program's administrative body, the Roanoke Care Trust, meets to determine who will be awarded funds. The funds will be given primarily to organizations that are serving either the health, safety, educational or recreational needs of citizens within our service area.

As a member-owner, how can I contribute?

If you are interested in signing up to contribute to the program, please call 252-209-2236 today or notify us via the Member Service Portal. Contributing literally only costs you pennies a month, the pennies when combined with those of other contributors, add up to powerful dollars.

 

How to Apply?

 

 

Please submit 4th Quarter applications by Wednesday, September 27, 2017, @ 5:00pm.

For more information email roundup@roanokeelectric.com or call 252.209.2236.

Applications must be received by the date the applications are due. Those received after that date will have to be resubmitted for the next round.

News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

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:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.



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