REC Members Improve Their Communities Through Operation Round Up

March 25, 2016

Several local charities were awarded funding this month from Operation Round Up dollars, including The disAbility Resource Center of the Rappahannock Area to purchase medical equipment and Friends of the Rappahannock to support educational programs. Other organizations receiving funds from the program include the Louisa County Fair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia, Special Love Inc., Lake of the Woods Living Independently In our Community, Western Hanover Wood Ministry, Western Hanover Emergency Action Team (WHEAT), FISH of Clarke County, and Skyline Community Action Partnership.

Sterling F. Schoonover, REC’s manager of member services says, "REC is very proud and fortunate to have members who are willing to donate a small amount each month to make a large impact on their communities. We thank each of them for their generosity and encourage them to tell their friends and neighbors about REC's Operation Round Up program."

REC members who are not already enrolled are encouraged to join the ORU program. Once enrolled, the extra change from their electric bill will be dedicated to charitable causes. Members can sign up by visiting or by calling 800-552-3904 for more information. Organizations seeking funding will be able to access applications during the next application period beginning July 6, 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.