This season, Operation Round Up funding will be helping numerous non-profits and schools with South River EMC’s Community Assistance Corporation awarding $43,389 in grants for the September funding cycle.
The following organizations received funding: Cumberland County Fire Marshal’s Office, $4,989; Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch. $5,000; Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 18, $5,000; Better Health of Cumberland County, $5,000; Dunn Emergency Services, $5,000; and Transitions Life Care, $5,000.
The following educational institutions also received funding this cycle: Stedman Primary School, $3,400; and South River EMC’s Bright Ideas Grant Program, $10,000.
“Operation Round Up has become a valuable resource for non-profit organizations, emergency services and schools,” said Catherine O’Dell, VP of Member Services and PR, South River EMC. “The $2.5 million of member contributions has had enormous community impact--one grant at a time.”
Did you know that the small amount you donate through Operation Round Up every month amounts to no more than $6 a year? And that this small donation adds to more to help hundreds of children, families and individuals each year?
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that enables members of South River EMC to round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. For example, if a bill is $98.53, the bill rounds up to $99 and the extra 47¢ is deposited into the Community Assistance Corporation fund.
South River EMC accepts and reviews applications on a quarterly basis. The next due date is November 19, by 5 p.m. Applications, as well as guidelines, can be found online at sremc.com. Please note, handwritten applications are not accepted. Be sure to download the latest application to ensure you have the most updated requirements.
South River EMC is a locally owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 46,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.