Each month, members who wish to participate in Operation Round Up can have Orange County REMC automatically round their electric and/or fiber bills to the next highest dollar. The amount contributed by each member is less than a dollar a month and will average about $6 a year. Those extra few dollars from our members can have a large impact on groups and organizations making a big difference in our community. In the most recent meeting of the the Operation Round Up board of trustees, six local organizations received grants. Details of the funds awarded are listed below.
Stingerz Dance Team received $1,000 to help pay competition fees and other expenses.
Families Rising received $500 for a website and printing.
Orleans Community School received $2,500 for the Team Peace Resilience Program.
Orleans Municipal Fire Department received $1,500 to purchase new radios.
Melton Public Library received a $500 grant to purchase a new computer.
Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center LLC received $1,700 to fund the purchase of feminine hygiene products for inmates at the Orange County Jail.
Awarded in November 2022: $7,700
Apply for a grant
If you are part of a school group, community organization, fire department, first responder group, 4-H club or other local non-profit and would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant, go to our website, myremc.coop, and look under the “Community” menu to download an application and grant guidelines.