Operation Round Up Info
Now you will have the opportunity to help others in your community through a program called “Operation Round Up®”. This program is designed to help a variety of worthwhile community, youth, educational and environmental programs. Through Operation Round Up®, each participating CVEC member makes a small monthly contribution. Together, those small amounts will make a big difference!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Unless you choose NOT to participate, your electric bill is “rounded up” each month to the nearest whole dollar amount with the extra change going into a separate Operation Round Up® fund. For example, if your bill is $87.56, you will actually be billed an even $88.00 and the extra $0.44 goes toward helping various goodwill causes in your community. On average, a member will only contribute about $6.00 PER YEAR but with everyone pitching in, all that extra change really adds up. It is an inexpensive and convenient way to give to charitable programs within your community.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
The CVEC Operation Round Up Foundation will be governed by a separate Board of Directors made up of nine (9) volunteers within our service area and our membership. Any organizations seeking assistance through Operation Round Up® program will need to first fill out an application that is then reviewed by the Board. They will decide how the money is disbursed on a need basis and you can be certain that 100% of your donations are being used to help better our communities. However, funds cannot be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY BILL TO BE “ROUNDED UP”?
Participating members can expect to see their bill “rounded up” and their first contribution to Chariton Valley Electric’s Operation Round Up® Foundation in January 2020.
WHY DID CVEC CHOSE AN "OPT-OUT” APPROACH?
At CVEC, our mission is to improve quality of life for the members we serve. With Operation Round Up, our members can help improve the quality of life in our communities. Together, we can make a big difference! Hundreds of electric cooperatives across America have donated more than 50 million dollars to local charities through similar programs. We decided to implement an opt-out approach in order to have the most positive impact on our communities and ensure higher participation for maximum success. This is a voluntary program and members are able to opt-out at any time by contacting us via phone, email or in person. We hope the vast majority of our members support this program and are willing to participate.
OPERATION ROUND UP FOUNDATION BOARD 2020
(Pictured Left to Right) Steve Hoch, Angie Folkerts, Jan Stalzer, Lori Johnson, Ron Hohneke, Brad Gray, Not Pictured: Mark Spragg, Jack Baker, Jerry Power