Kosciusko REMC believes that as a community we can accomplish more when we work together. In fact, that idea is the principle behind a program called “Operation Round-Up.”
The concept is simple. Each month, KREMC members who have volunteered for the program, allow us to “round up” their bill to the next dollar. For example, if a customer has an electric bill of $53.86, that bill would be rounded up to $54.00, with 14 cents being donated to the program. If a member has multiple accounts, they can decide if they would like each account rounded up or just one. Each participating member, on average, contributes approximately $6.00 a year.
The money is then deposited into the Kosciusko REMC Operation Round-Up fund, held at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. A voluntary advisory committee, comprised of KREMC members, meets regularly to review applications for Operation Round-Up grants, and to make grant recommendations. Any individual or organization in Kosciusko REMC’s service area is eligible to apply for a grant from the trust. Funds will not be used to pay utility bills or go towards political campaigns. Grant applications are due the 1st of the following months: February, May, August, November.
For more information, call KREMC at 574.267.6331.