Spare change can help your neighbors
Co-op members can reach out to worthy causes in their communities and work together to help others through Operation RoundUp®.
Each month Northeastern "rounds up" the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, a bill for $83.76 would be rounded to $84.00 and .24¢ would be donated to the program from this bill. The program is strictly voluntary. Members must opt-in the program by contacting our member services department and requesting to participate in the program.
All donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by the board of trustees of Northeastern REMC Community Trust, Inc.
Those eligible to apply for funds include all individuals in our service territory, and organizations with financial need. For the most part, funds will be provided to meet the needs of applicants which aren’t being met through other sources. Funding for political contributions and payment of utility bills will not be considered. Board trustees meet three times a year to review all applications. Applications for funds are due by January 2, May 1, and September 1 of each year.
Each participant will receive an annual summary of their contributions on their December bill. All contributions to Operation RoundUp® are tax-deductible. On the average, each member contributes approximately $6.00 per year.
For more information or to sign-up, call Northeastern at 244-6111 or 625-3700, or email us.
Operation RoundUp funds assistaed the following groups in 2016:
Allen County - Fort Wayne Historical Society – Free School group program for those visiting the center.
The Lighthouse, Interfaith Mission, Inc. – House, feed and educate for the homeless.
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Summer camp for children with MD.
SCAN, Inc. – Be SomeOne Now program.
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department – High Intensity LED Helmets.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry – Processing fees for donated meat.
Junior Achievement – JA Biztown.
Churubusco Community Child Care Center – Instruments for music program.
Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry – Provide emergency food vouchers.
The Center for Whitley County Youth - After-School Central / SERVE programs.
OPERATION ROUNDUP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- Gayle Marshall
- Darl Leininger
- Renee Wozniak Anderson
- Jill Western
- Patty Amber
- Duane Herman
- William Overdeer
- John Banet
- Tom Campbell