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 response 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 does the program work?
Each month we 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 cents goes 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?
Individual members of Halifax EMC or organizations inside or outside the immediate HEMC service area who provide services to Halifax EMC members are eligible to apply for grants. Funds are administered by the Halifax Helps Board of Directors. To date, Halifax Helps has awarded over $455,000 to organizations throughout our local community.
How do I participate?
Participation in the Operation Round Up program is voluntary. If you want to be included, please contact our office or use the form below. If you do not wish to participate, opt out using the form below.