Eleven nonprofit organizations received a total of $16,325 this quarter through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program.
Operation Round-Up is funded by First Electric members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month.
That money – a yearly average of $6 per member – is held in an account and administered quarterly by nine community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees.
“Like these 11 local nonprofit organizations, First Electric works to improve the quality of life for those we serve,” said President/CEO Don Crabbe. “We thank the members who participate in Operation Round-Up for their willingness to help the cooperative support the community.”
The following organizations received funds this quarter:
Cleburne County: Christian Health Center – $2,000; Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County – $1,500.
Grant County: Literacy Council of Grant County – $600.
Lonoke County: Lonoke County Museum – $1,000.
Perry County: Cherry Hill Volunteer Fire Department – $3,600; Hands to Larger Service – $500; Hollis Volunteer Fire Department – $2,000; Nimrod/Aplin Fire Department – $2,600.
Pulaski County: North Pulaski Community Center – $1,000.
Saline County: Avilla Extension Homemakers Club – $1,025; CADC Bryant Senior Activity Center – $500.
Since Operation Round-Up was formed in 1998, more than $569,000 has been raised for donations to area nonprofit organizations and scholarships for high school seniors.
First Electric members are encouraged to participate in Operation Round-Up, and nonprofit organizations in the cooperative’s area are urged to apply for funding.
Applications and sign-up information may be found at www.firstelectric.coop under the “Community” tab or by calling 800-489-7405.