Operation Round Up Annual Report 2018

Posted on Apr 25 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC
Your generous donations to Operation Round Up help community-based organizations like Columbus BMX. Here the kids enjoy the new, safer starting gate.

Since 1997, Operation Round Up has provided grants to help organizations and individuals in BCREMC’s service territory. 

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

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 3 by noon. For more information, or to apply for funding, go to www.bcremc.com/operation-roundup.html.

Throughout the year, your pennies raise thousands of dollars to help organizations in our community. Approximately 55% of Bartholomew County REMC members contribute to the fund. Thank you to those who make a contribution. If you would like to join, please tell us! Typical amount of contribution for the year is $5-$7 and it is tax deductible.

In 2018, Operation Round Up Grants totaled $29,593 to aid 11 organizations. Funds awarded to date for the program is $802,360.

2018 Operation Round Up Board of Trustees

Gary Dismore, Chair
Tammy Hege, Vice-Chair
Sheena Seger, Secretary/Treasurer
Jill Forster
Rachel Nienaber
Kim Speaker
Leighton Turner

ORU grants awarded in 2018

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office
CPR training mannequins — $2,030

Deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s office practice on the new CPR mannequins received through an Operation Round Up grant.

CERAland Park & Campground
Tables for outdoor seating — $2,500

Columbus BMX
Starting gate— $3,000

Family Services, Inc.
Infant simulator doll — $923

Hawpatch-Hawcreek Conservation Club
Water line to clubhouse- — $1,800

Hope Food Bank
Food support- — $2,000

Ivy Tech Foundation
Mobile Ag classroom — $2,500

Jennings County Coordinating Council
Food baskets- — $2,500

Love Chapel Food Bank
Food support- — $5,000

Salvation Army
Food support- — $4,000

Sans Souci
Counter and cash register— $3,340