BC REMC 2022 Operation Round Up Annual Report

Posted on Mar 04 2023 in Bartholomew County REMC
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Since 1997, Operation Round Up has provided grants to help organizations, as well as individuals, in Bartholomew County REMC’s service territory. 

BCREMC Membership Community Trust, Inc. oversees Operation Round Up, a voluntary initiative, allowing REMC members to donate funds to help those in need by rounding up their electric bills to the nearest dollar.

The program’s success relies on members’ support and the dedication of the Bartholomew County REMC Membership Community Fund’s Board of Trustees. The trustees’ primary duty is to evaluate applications quarterly and determine how to best distribute the money. The next application deadline is June 1 by noon. For more information or to apply, go to bcremc.com/my-bcremc/operation-roundup.

Giving Back

Throughout the year, your pennies raise thousands of dollars to help organizations, as well as individuals with special needs, in our community. Approximately 35% of Bartholomew County REMC members contribute to the fund by rounding bills to the nearest dollar. 

Thank you to those who make a contribution. If you would like to join, please tell us! The typical amount of contribution for the year is $5-$7 and it is tax deductible.

In 2022, Operation Round Up Grants totaled $27,420 to aid 11 organizations. Funds awarded to date for the program: $930,000!

2022 Operation Round Up Board of Trustees 

  • Gary Dismore, Chair
  • Tammy Hege, Vice-Chair
  • Kim Speaker, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Brett Ferry
  • Jill Forster
  • Jason Schroer
  • Leighton Turner

2022 Grants Awarded

Bartholomew County School Supply Assistance Program, $5,000
2022 program assistance

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, $3,000
Tree removal

Family School Partners, $1,475
Bilingual books

Reins to Recovery, $2,035
ADA-compliant ramp for arena

Clay Township Fire Dept., $1,410

Columbus East and North High School Food Bank, $3,000
Food donation

Hope Community Center Food Bank, $500
Food donation

Jennings County Coordinating Council, $500
Food baskets 

Love Chapel Food Bank, $8,000
Food donation

Salvation Army, $1,000
Food donation

United Way of Bartholomew County, $1,500
Campaign support