Halifax EMC

Operation Round Up


What is Operation Round Up?
The purpose of the program is to collect funds to provide assistance for special needs in the communities Halifax EMC serves, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency, education, economic development, and emergency where help is not available from other sources. Operation Round Up is a good example of what cooperatives mean to America. The program allows cooperatives, with the help of their members to put money back into their local communities to improve the quality of life for everyone. After all, this is what cooperatives are all about--people helping people.

How will the program work?
Each month will round up the electric bills of participating members to the next dollar. For example, if a member’s monthly bill is $63.24, the bill would be rounded up to $64. The difference of 76¢ going into the Operation Round Up fund. A participant’s donation may be as little as a penny or as much as 99 cents. Donations are tax deductible.

Who could receive assistance?
All of the money will be used for charities or special needs selected by the guidelines established by the bylaws and through an application process. Halifax EMC’s Board of Directors will appoint members to serve on a board of directors that would administer the program and funds.
Cooperatives that have had this program for several years have helped their communities tremendously.

How do I participate?
Participation in the Operation Round Up program is voluntary. If you want to be included in Operation Round Up, do nothing and you will automatically be a participant.

If you do not wish to participate in Operation Round Up, just click here.

If you have previously opted out of the Operation Round Up program and wish to join at this time, please click here.