Operation Round Up® Fall Membership Campaign
Our annual Operation Round Up membership drive continues. Sign-up now through the end of December and be entered for a chance to win prizes. Submit your pledge before December 31, 2022, to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be selected from all entries on Facebook Live at the end of the campaign.
Participation is easy
Operation Round Up is a great way to help your community. If you are not a participant, simply sign-up, and WWVREMC will automatically ‘round-up’ your monthly electric bill to help organizations within the cooperative service territory. You may also elect to contribute a one-time donation of a specified amount or contribute a specified amount to the fund monthly. Since the program began in 2003, donations have resulted in over $622,500 being awarded to organizations throughout our communities, showing how much our members care about making a difference. While Operation Round Up is a voluntary program, the more support received from our members; the more lives will be changed!
Call us today at 765-458-5171 or email us at email@example.com to sign up for Operation Round Up!
Operation Round Up® grants surpass half-million dollars
What does this mean?
It means nearly $590,000 has been collected from our members through ORU since the start of the program and given back to the communities we live in, for a variety of worthwhile community service projects, education and, youth programs, in the WWVREMC service territory.
As a member of WWVREMC, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference in our local communities by participating in the Operation Round Up® program.
How does it work?
Members who participate in the program have their electric bill rounded up each month and those few cents are deposited into a separate fund to be redistributed to worthwhile causes throughout our area that benefit our membership. The rounded-up amount will be listed on your statement each month and is fully tax-deductible. Bill statements received in January will also have the previous years’ total contribution for tax purposes. The maximum contribution from anyone member is $11.88 per year.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes. All contributions to the Operations Round Up® fund are tax-deductible.
Who controls the funds?
The Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust, Inc. is a separate entity from the REMC with its own board of trustees appointed by our board of directors to oversee the fund. The current trustees are Craig Hale, Sara Jane Moyer and Gary Stokes. One trustee is from each district of the Whitewater Valley REMC service territory to ensure representation for the whole area.
Who can apply?
Non-profit groups in the community can apply. The trustees’ responsibility is to evaluate those applications and distribute the funds according to the Trust’s bylaws. Application forms are available at the Whitewater Valley REMC office or can be downloaded here:
Application deadlines are the second Monday in January, April, July, and October.
What are possible uses of the funds?
The mission statement of Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust, Inc. is to make a difference in our community by the accumulation and disbursements of funds for charitable purposes within the Whitewater Valley REMC service territory. Some examples of possible uses of the funds could be new equipment for a volunteer fire department, educational equipment for a school, lighting for a ball field, etc. It is not for past due electric bills or any kind of political contributions.
How do I participate?
The program is voluntary. Each new member is encouraged to participate and can sign up to do so by calling the REMC office.
What if someone becomes an “accidental” participant?
Anyone can withdraw from Operation Round Up® at anytime by contacting the REMC office and receive a refund for up to one year’s contribution.