What is Operation Round Up®?
This voluntary program is simple:
- Each month participating members allow Henry County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (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¢ would be donated to the program
- Annually, the average participating member contributes approximately $6 to the program
- Check out our Operation Roundup Flyer (PDF) for more information
Operation Round Up® History
- 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
Operation Round Up® Board of Trustees
- The Operation Round-Up® fund is administered by a 5-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 4 times a year to distribute funds based on applications and the funds available.
The committee includes:
- Rebecca Gonya, Chairman
- Kelton Silver, Vice Chairman
- Ed Shirey
- Sam Caldwell
- Jim Fattic
Operation Round Up® Video
Operation Round Up® FAQs
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 Operation Round Up Interest Form.
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 program's bylaws. Application forms are available at the HCREMC office or can be filled out online using our Operation Roundup Grant Application.
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:
|Organization||Project or Program||Grant Amount|
|American Red Cross of Central Indiana||Biomedical scale||$1,663|
|Knightstown Community Food Pantry||Two-door freezer for pantry||$2,500|
|Dunreith Volunteer Fire Department||Firemen gear||$2,500|
|Heartland Christian School||Shelving/equipment for in-house library||Up to $2,000|
|Christian Love Help Center/Shelter||Food pantry supplies||$1,000|
|New Castle Family & Internal Medicine||'Reach Out & Read' Books||$1,000|
|Second Harvest Food Bank||Hygiene Items||$1,000|
|BRV Church of the Nazarene||Lighting Fixtures/Upgrades||$745|