The deadline is approaching for the March Operation Round Up grant funding cycle.
Operation Round Up collects donations from participating South River EMC members through their electric bill, by rounding up to the next dollar, to improve the quality of life for our community through schools and nonprofit organizations.
For example, if the participating member’s electric bill is $201.76, it is rounded to $202 and the 14¢ is put into a fund. A member can expect to donate no more than $6 a year. This fund is managed by South River EMC’s foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC. Funds are given primarily to organizations serving the health, safety, education or recreational needs of citizens within our service area.
Applications can be found online at www.sremc.com/operation-round. Organizations can only receive one grant per 12-month period, with a maximum amount of $5,000. Educational institutions can apply for grants up to $10,000.
Applications are available for the March funding cycle. Completed applications are due to the Cooperative headquarters by February 17. Please note, you are now required to submit an electronic copy of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.