2014 Fourth Quarter ORU Recipients
Treasure Chest Ministries. - Funded $3,000 to provide gifts for underprivileged children.
Southern Lee High School - Funded almost $3,000 to create a work environment for disabled students.
Lee County YMCA - Funded $3,000 to go towards a tutoring program.
Family Promise of Lee Co.- Funded $3,000 to off-set the cost of matresses, sheets, towels etc.
Lee County High School FFA - Funded $3,000 to pay for expenses associated with camp.
The Friends of Happiness. - Funded $3,000 to provide scholarships for Happiness Retreat.
The Boys and Girls Club of Lee County- Funded $3,000 to go towards transportation needs.
The Temple Theater- Funded $3,000 for Theater needs.
Lee County High School- Funded $3,000 for equipment in the OCS Department.
Friend to Friend- Funded $3,000 to help purchase school supplies for shelter children.
LET OPERATION ROUND UP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Applications for our first round of 2015 must be submitted no later than February 1st by 5:00pm. Winners will be announced late February or early March. You'll find the application under our forms and application section under the News tab or you can click here to go immediately there. To see last quarter's recipients visit our news release section.
Operation Round Up is a community development program funded by the voluntary contribution of Central Electric members to the Central Electric Member Care Trust, Inc. Charitable donations are made by the Trust Board to worthy projects in the Central Electric service territory (Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore Counties). Organizations, groups and charities in these counties are eligible to apply as long as they meet the specific funding guidelines established by the Member Care Trust Board of Directors. Find out more on whether or not your group is a likely candidate in the Guidelines for Disbursement of Funds section listed in our Forms and Applications section under the News tab.
Applicants must be established and share information on the following four items: tax exempt status, mission statement, financial statement and use of funds. Unfortunately start-up groups cannot participate.
If you know of or work with a group that could benefit from Operation Round Up fill out the application available here and then email it to Gustn@cemcpower.com. or mail it to Central Electric at PO Box 1094 Sanford, NC 27331.
WHAT IS OPERATION ROUND UP®?
Operation Round Up is a volunteer program in which Central Electric Members can choose to round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar each month, in order to help those in need. The money is used to provide assistance for all kinds of worthy projects in Chatham, Harnett, Moore, Lee and Randolph communities. For example, if your bill is $65.74, Central Electric will round up your bill to $66.00. The extra 26 cents will go into the Operation Round Up Trust Fund. The average yearly contribution is around $6.00 with the most being $11.88.
Round Up will target non-profit organizations, groups and charities that are currently serving members of Central Electric. The guidelines used for awarding Operation Round Up funds address food, shelter, clothing, education, health care and vital community service needs.
Operation Round Up is similar to Members Care, a donation program Central Electric already had in place. However, Operation Round Up is replacing Members Care to allow Central Electric more opportunities to help those in need around the community - member or non-member.
While Operation Round Up® is a voluntary program, the more support received from our members, the more lives will be changed! To participate or learn more, call the Central EMC office at 1-800-446-7752.
Should you not want to participate fill out the form listed here. Once you complete the form either print it out and mail it to our Wilson road office at 128 Wilson Road Sanford, NC 27332 or email it to us at Gustn@cemcpower.com. You may send it as a PDF attachment or scan and send the printed version.