How it Works
Operation Round Up is a charitable fundraising program that helps support charitable needs in our service area. Members can choose to “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, on average, $6 a year. The trust fund is overseen by a nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. The board of trustees meets quarterly to review donation applications and select grant recipients.
How to Participate
To be a part of this voluntary program, check the box on your billing statement or email email@example.com. You may also complete the Operation Round Up Participation Agreement and send that to us.
How to Get Funding
If you have a community project that needs funding, complete the Operation Round Up Application form and return it with supporting documentation for consideration.
Contributions will be distributed primarily in the local area served by Lake Region Electric Cooperative. Donations will be limited to non-profit, charitable organizations. Non-profit organizations that have been granted IRS Code 501(c)(3) status and serve a large number of people will be given priority.
Deadline for Application
Applications for funding will be accepted until September 15, 2017.
Congratulations to the nine nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations! And thank you to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.
In April, $4,200 was donated by Operation Round Up to assist the following organizations:
- East Otter Tail County 4-H Federation for Perham Bike Rodeo
- Henning Landmark Center for digital projector
- Barnesville Fire Department for rechargeable battery packs for SCBA's
- LRH-Shatter the Silence for 5K walk/run for suicide awareness
- True Friends for program fee assistance for LREC area residents with disabilities
- Frazee Area Community Club for Bring a Book/Take a Book project
- Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes-Perham Unit for boys and girls Enrichment Program
- Productive Alternatives for enriching lives for seniors and adults with disabilities
- Feed the Fish for camp activities transportation
Endorsements and gratitude
- Jay Estenson, Frazee Area Community Club, sent a 'sincere thank you' for a grant donation. He writes, "I personally have been a part of the round-up program for years and now have a new appreciation for its benefits".
- Kelly Weller, True Friends, wrote, "Your support is extremely important to True Friends because it provides resources that make an immediate impact. Our program and services continue to thrive because of individuals like you!"
- Tammy Anderson, Productive Alternatives, said, "Thank you so much for choosing Productive Alternatives as a recipient of an Operation Round Up donation. We appreciate your support".
- Karen Nitzkorski, East Otter Tail County 4-H Federation, expressed her thanks for "important donation to the Perham Bike Rodeo" that teaches between 110-140 kids bicycle safety and fun.
- Ashley Zach, Someplace Safe, expressed, "Thank you! Your recent grant to Someplace Safe means you understand just how important our mission of spreading safety, options, and hope is to the community".