Let the Power of Change Benefit Your Non-Profit - Apply for Funds from REC's Operation Round Up

Jan. 6, 2017

Let the Power of Change Benefit Your Non-Profit - Apply for Funds from REC's Operation Round Up

REC is excited to announce Operation Round Up funds are now available. Non-profit organizations and charities are encouraged to apply.

Over 10,000 members of REC who voluntarily allow the Cooperative to round up their electric payment to the nearest dollar, with that extra change contributed to Operation Round Up.

“Operation Round Up provides a wonderful opportunity for REC members to positively impact the lives of their neighbors and their community,” said Sterling Schoonover, manager of member services.

“We’re also proud that Operation Round Up is able to help such a diverse group of local nonprofits and organizations.”

Dozens of local non-profit organizations have received funding from the program since its inception in 2005. This funding has made a significant impact on improving community services, economic development, education, and emergency response in REC’s service territory.

“I don't know if we would be able to thrive and give back to our community without the support of organizations like Operation Round Up," said Ann Cushman, vice president & food bank coordinator of FISH of Clarke County. FISH received funding from Operation Round Up in 2016.

Operation Round Up applications are available online here or at any of REC’s offices. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2017.

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.