Operation Round Up
What is Operation Round Up
The purpose of the Operation Round Up program is to collect funds to provide assistance for special needs in the communities Surry-Yadkin EMC serves, particularly in situations where help is not available from other sources. For example, if an individual or family lost their home to a fire, the Round Up fund could provide immediate assistance (food, clothing, shelter). In addition to emergency situations the Operation Round Up program could provide assistance to meet health and medical needs. Many families with a catastrophic illness (cancer, organ transplants, etc.) have been given assistance. Each need will be reviewed when an application for assistance is submitted.
Applications for assistance will be accepted for review by the Round Up Fund Board of Directors, which consist of a volunteer representative from each county in the SYEMC service territory. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and funds will be allocated when applicants substantiate a genuine need. Applications may be obtained at the Surry-Yadkin EMC office or by contacting Adam Martin or Rhonda Hill. Applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed to interested applicants. This program allows cooperatives, with the helps 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?
Members can volunteer to have their monthly electric bill “rounded up” to the nearest dollar. For example, if a member’s monthly bill is $80.80, the bill would be “rounded up” to $81.00 even with the .20 cents going into the Round Up fund. The average donation will be about $6.00 a year. All donations are tax deductible and will be shown on your electric bill each month.
How does one participate?
Participation in the Round Up program is voluntary. If you want to be included in the Round Up program do nothing and you will automatically be a participant. If you DO NOT wish to participate, please let the office know by calling (336) 356-8241.