20 years of Operation Round Up

Posted on Feb 20 2024 in Daviess-Martin County REMC

Daviess-Martin County REMC is dedicated to helping the communities we serve. One way we do that is through Operation Round Up, which we started in March of 2004. That’s 20 years of giving back! Through Operation Round Up, we ask our members to voluntarily round up their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar; on average, this comes out to about $6 a year per member. Each quarter, we accept grant applications from local organizations, and the Operation Round Up board then meets to disburse grants to as many organizations as possible.

Since March 2004, $605,456.05 has been granted to organizations right here in our community! In 2023 alone, $23,000 was granted.

Does it sound like a program you would like to participate in? To opt-in to Operation Round Up, go to dmremc.com/operation-round-up-opt-in. You can also call the office at 812-295-4200, and we will help you get signed up.

Fourth quarter Operation Round Up

Martin County Cancer Patient Services
Martin County Cancer Patient Services President Rheadawn Street, Treasurer Linda Knight, and DMREMC Communications Specialist Becca Holloaway.

MARTIN COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES was awarded a $1,000 grant to assist in covering transportation costs for cancer patients to their doctor’s visits, scans, procedures, and treatments.

Washington Carnegie Public Library
Washington Carnegie Public Library Community Engagement Specialist Pearl Miller and Becca Hollaway

The WASHINGTON CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY was awarded a $1,000 grant to purchase book carts, totes, and other supplies for the new Community Engagement Van named Joy.

Kristi Ausbrooks and Becca Hollaway

LOOGOOTEE POST PROM received a $500 grant to purchase prizes at the after-prom celebration that promotes safe, substance-free activities to local high school students.

Shoals Post Prom Parents
Kellie Shaw and Lynette Harker, Post Prom Parents, and ORU Board Member and REMC employee Theresa Showalter

The SHOALS CLASS OF 2025 POST-PROM received a $500 dollar grant to purchase prizes at the 2023 post-prom.

Barr-Reeve Post Prom
Michele Craig, Treasurer; Tera Knepp, President; and Becca Hollaway

The BARR-REEVE POST PROM INC. was awarded a $500 grant to help cover the cost of hosting the Barr-Reeve Post Prom.