Operation Round Up
Henry County REMC Operation Round-Up® Community Fund
When HCREMC was founded in 1936, people joined together to build their own electric system because private power companies did not serve the rural areas. Neighbors were willing to help neighbors in order to provide the communities with a much-needed resource. In 2013, HCREMC implemented a program that continues this principle of working together. The program is called Operation Round-Up® and is designed to help co-op members reach out to worthy causes in their communities.
This voluntary program is simple. Each month participating members allow HCREMC to "round up" their electric bills to the next whole dollar. For example, a bill for $63.75 would be rounded up to $64 and the $.25 cents would be donated to the program. Annually, the average participating member contributes approximately $6 to the program. Click here for brochure.
This program is voluntary. If you wish to get involved and be part of a network that makes a positive impact on the communities served by HCREMC, please fill out our Online Interest Form.
The Operation Round-Up® fund is administered by a five-member committee who serves on a voluntary basis. The committee looks to address needs for food, shelter, clothing, education and other vital community services. The committee meets at least four times a year to distribute funds based on applications and the funds available. The committee includes:
Rebecca Gonya, Chairman
Kelton Silver, Vice Chairman
Non-profit groups in the community can apply. It is the responsibility of the Operation Round-Up Committee to evaluate applications and distribute the funds according to the programs bylaws. Application forms are available at the HCREMC office or can be downloaded here:
Application deadlines are the first Monday in January, April, July and October.
Contributions and investments of Operation Round-Up funds may be made to non-profit organizations, schools and community groups that improve our community, support job creation, enhance the quality of life or support those in need of help with food, clothing, shelter, health issues and other basic life needs.
Operation Round-Up 2021 approved grants, as of October 2021 Board of Trustees meeting:
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American Red Cross of Central Ind.
Knightstown Community Food Pantry
Dunreith Vol. Fire Dept.
Heartland Christian School
Christian Love Help Center/Shelter
New Castle Family & Internal Med
Second Harvest Food Bank
BRV Church of the Nazarene
Two-door freezer for pantry
Shelving/equipment for in-house library
Food pantry supplies
'Reach Out & Read' Books
Up to $2,000