Jackson Energy’s Operation RoundUP board recently presented $5,700 in grants to community organizations.
Grants were awarded to -
Goose Rock Elementary, $500
Brodhead Elementary Parent Teacher Group, $750
Jackson County Loan Closet, $1,000
Cumberland River Behavioral Health, $1,500
Lee County Volunteer Fire Department, $1,200
Lee County Family Resource Center, $750
“Operation RoundUP is an easy way for co-op members to give a small amount each month to deserving individuals and organizations in their local communities," said Jackson Energy Vice President of Corporate Services Ryan Henderson.
Operation RoundUP works when co-op members voluntarily have their electric bill rounded to an even dollar amount. For example, if a bill was $122.62 and the member had volunteered to participate in RoundUP, it would automatically be rounded up to $123.
The additional 38¢ would go directly into the RoundUP account. The average contribution over time is approximately 45¢ per month.
The donated funds go directly into a trust account that can only be used for grant funding. This account is administered by a seven-person Board of Trustees who meet quarterly to review grant applications. Any individual or community group with a worthwhile project can apply for funding.
More than $450,000 has been donated to area community service projects since Jackson Energy began this program in 2003.
For more information on Operation Round-Up call 1 800-262-7480, or log on to Jackson Energy's web site, www.jacksonenergy.com/content/operation-roundup.