Operation Round Up
For 25 years, White River Valley Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up program has collected and distributed over $3.6 million to students, local organizations and families throughout the five-county service area.
You can get involved in your community by donating spare change from your electric bill to Operation Round Up. When you become a White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC) member, you are automatically enrolled in the program. As a participant, your monthly bill will be "rounded up" to the next highest dollar. For example, if your bill is $110.70, you will pay $111. The additional 30 cents goes directly to the Operation Round Up fund.
Your monthly donation may be as little as one penny or as much as 99 cents. Participating members contribute an average $6 per year. And your donations are tax deductible.
All of the funds collected through Operation Round Up are awarded to local families and organizations toward basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, health care and education.
Operation Round Up funds are guaranteed to help local needs since award recipients must live within the WRVEC service area. None of the awards may be applied toward electric bills owed to the Cooperative.
Awards are decided by a nine-member board of Cooperative members who volunteer their time to oversee the program. Requests for assistance are reviewed and evaluated once a month.
You can choose not to participate in Operation Round Up at any time. Simply contact your local WRVEC office.