Big Country EC Operation Round Up Program: Here to Meet Needs in Our Communities

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BCEC members’ participation makes a big difference across the Big Country!

For five years now, Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC) members’ Operation Round Up change contributions have helped families and service organizations locally. Since 2015, the Operation Round Up program has contributed more than $290,000 to our local communities through organizations who provide charitable and educational services, as well as families with demonstrated financial need. Operation Round Up is supported by BCEC members whose electric bills are “Rounded Up” to the nearest dollar. The “Round Up” amount goes into the Operation Round Up fund for distribution in the counties we serve: Borden, Fisher, Garza, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Throckmorton. Every penny stays in our local counties, benefiting folks right here at home.

Who can apply for help? Any local organization or program that serves needs in our communities. Food needs and food banks, family shelters, medical and health needs, rescue organizations, educational projects, child care programs and other special needs are just a few of the ways this fund helps organizations and families in our local communities. Various food banks and senior citizen centers, area volunteer fire departments, and a host of other community outreach programs have been recipients of these funds which extend the reach of helping hands in our communities. Families and individuals with demonstrated financial need are also eligible for assistance once per twelve-month period.

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