Operation Round Up

PPEC members donate more than $12,000

Pictured from left are the most recent grant recipients: Amanda Sizemore, Challenged Champions Equestrian Center; Ed Bohn, Lions Club of Paulding and Paulding County EMA; Kalyn Strahley, Paulding FFA; Superintendent Martin Miller, Antwerp School; Mindy Stoller, Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center; Susan Jewell, Antwerp School; Dani Hoorman, Putnam County Special Olympics; Hannah Farr, Paulding FFA; Estee Miller, Paulding FFA; Chantal Monnier, Paulding FFA; Taryn Stiltner, United Way of Paulding County; Pam Frederick, American Cancer Society; and Bob Yager, chairman of Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up (ORU) is a community service program that provides charitable funding for organizations, families and individuals within the co-op’s service territory.

ORU is managed by the Paulding Putnam Electric Trust, a non-profit trust governed by a five-person board of PPEC members representing all of our districts. Grants are reviewed quarterly.

Most recently, the board awarded $12,333 to area agencies and organizations dedicated to making an impact on the lives of residents in this region.

Since ORU’s introduction in July 2010, the 8,700 co-op members who participate have contributed $328,044.13 — another great example of how PPEC members make a big impact on many lives.

How it works 

If you choose to participate, the cooperative will round up your electric bills to the next highest dollar amount, with spare change going into the ORU trust fund.

For example, a bill of $41.70 would be rounded up to $42. Typically, the average individual contribution is about $6 per year. For more information on Operation Round Up, how to submit a grant application or how you can participate, visit www.PPEC.coop.