OPERATION ROUND UP
What is Operation Round Up?
One of the Cooperative Principles that governs Altamaha EMC is "Commitment to Community" and this program demonstrates that principle.
This program is an easy
way for you to make a big difference by providing financial assistance
for charitable and educational projects within our communities without
lifting a finger.
Operation Round Up was originally started by Palmetto EMC, a co-op in South Carolina, and has now been adopted by 30 co-ops in Georgia. This program is designed to assist a variety of worthwhile community, youth, educational and environmental programs.
How Does It Work?
Each month, the electric bills of participating Altamaha EMC members are rounded up - increased to the next dollar amount. If a member's bill is $124.50, it's rounded up to $125. Fifty cents is deposited in a separate bank account for the Altamaha EMC Foundation. The maximum a member would contribute to the program yearly would be $11.88. The average contribution per member per year would be $6. Small change indeed, but it makes a huge difference in the lives of many. All contributions are tax deductible.
This is a voluntary program and our members can sign up or opt out at any time by contacting our office at 912-526-8181 or toll free, 800-822-4563.
The program at Altamaha EMC began in August 2017,
What Is The Altamaha EMC Foundation?
The Altamaha EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization set up to represent the members of Altamaha EMC and the funds collected through Operation Round Up for charitable purposes. The mission of the Foundation is to distribute money collected from Altamaha EMC members through Operation Round Up to worthwhile, charitable and educational purposes that will improve lives and respond to immediate needs within the counties where the cooperative provides electric service.
The Trust is governed by a separate Board of Directors made up of community volunteers that were nominated by the Altamaha EMC Board as follows:
Chairman, Emanuel County
Bill Benton, Vice Chairman, Toombs and Tattnall Counties
Dawn Braddy, Secretary, Treutlen County
Alvin Baker, Treasurer, Montgomery County
Al Purser, Laurens and Johnson Counties
Apply For A Grant:
**Funds will not be granted for general operating expenses including salaries and utilities.
The Foundation meets quarterly (March, June, September, December).
*2018 Meeting and Deadline schedule - subject to change.
Meeting Date: June 20 / Application Deadline: June 8
Meeting Date: September 19 / Application Deadline: September 07
Meeting Date: December 19 / Application Deadline: December 07
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