Small change saves lives

Posted on May 08 2023 in Steuben County REMC
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Operation Round Up is a program that allows Steuben County REMC members to automatically round up their monthly bill to the next dollar. The maximum a member would donate is $11.88/year, but an average donation is $6. The change is pooled together into a fund that is overseen by a group of members and two Steuben County REMC employees with a passion for our local community. 

The Operation Round Up program has donated over $700,000 to more than 540 projects in our local community since this program was started in 2004. The organizations that have been granted funds are non-for-profit that help with economic development or improve the quality of life of our membership. 

Local non-for-profit organizations can apply for funds. Application deadlines are the last Friday of March, June, September and December. To see more information go to 

If you would like to opt-in to the program, call our office at 260-665-3563. 

We would like to thank the 2022 Operation Round Up volunteer board — Gus Reed (President), Deb Delancey (Vice President), Dale Chard and Craig Ralston — for their time and commitment to bettering our community.

The 2023 application deadlines are June 30, Sept. 29 and Dec. 29.

Here’s a list of Operation Round Up donations:

More than $30,000 was donated in 2022.