Funds Available from REC’s Operation Round Up®

Jan. 4, 2015

REC's Operation Round Up program could fund your next project. Applications are available beginning Jan. 4. Non-profit organizations and charities are encouraged to apply.

The funds for the program are raised by over 6,700 members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) who voluntarily allow the Cooperative to round up their electric payment to the nearest dollar, with that extra portion contributed to Operation Round Up.

Dozens of local non-profit organizations have received funding from the program since its inception in 2005, improving community services, economic development, education, and emergency response in REC’s service territory. “Operation Round Up is a great opportunity for the area’s non-profits to receive funding for their operations and projects. All funds stay in the community, benefitting REC’s members and the areas in which they live and work,” says Sterling Schoonover, manager of member services.

Operation Round Up applications are available online at thepowerofchange.org or at any of REC’s offices. Applications need to be returned by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2016.

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.