2015 FIRST QUARTER ORU RECIPIENTS
- The Salvation Army of Lee County – Funded $3,000 to provide food for pantry, 6 adjustable storage racks, cart, educational literature and supplies for clients.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Eastern Piedmont-Chatham County – Funded $3,000 to go towards expenses for transportation of youth.
- Christian United Outreach of Lee County – Funded $3,000 to purchase food for the pantry.
- Lee County High School FFA Alumni Affiliate – Funded $3,000 to purchase trailer to transport student’s luggage and fundraising supplies for camp and competitions.
- West Chatham Food Pantry (WCFP) – Chatham County – Funded $3,000 to purchase food for the pantry.
- Project Graduation 2015 – Chatham County – Funded $3,000 to provide graduates with a safe graduation celebration.
- Lee County High School Skills USA Chapter – Funded $3,000 to assist low income students for travel to regional and state competitions.
LET OPERATION ROUND UP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Applications for the second quarter of 2015 must be submitted no later than May 1st by 5:00pm. Winners will be announced following the Central Electric Member Care Trust Board meeting on May 21st. 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.