Operation Round Up

What is Operation Round Up?

Operation Round-up is a community service program that provides funding for charitable and benevolent purposes for individuals, families and organizations in our community. Example

This program allows Holmes-Wayne Electric members the opportunity to make a big impact on many lives for just pennies!

This program has been and continues to be adopted by hundreds of electric cooperatives throughout the country, and it “rounds up” your monthly bill to the next highest dollar. So, a $64.79 electric bill would be $65.00 with the remaining 21 cents going to the Operation Round Up program.

For the average customer, that equates to about 50 cents a month or about $6.00 per year. Any money going to Operation Round-Up is tax deductible.

Please complete both the appropriate Request for Assistance Form and Financial Request Form when submitting requests.

Request for Assistance Form - Individual

Request for Assistance Form - Organization

Financial Request Form

What are the funds used for?
Funding might be used to provide shelter and clothing to a family devastated by a fire, or it might go toward helping defray the medical costs of a neighbor with a catastrophic illness. Funds could also go to help the fire department obtain critical lifesaving equipment, or to rescue organizations, food banks, educational projects, child care programs and many, many others.

2016 Summary Distribution

Who manages the program?
Operation Round Up is managed by the Holmes-Wayne Electric Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit foundation. The Foundation is governed by a five member board. The board is comprised of one HWEC board member, one HWEC employee and three leaders of our community that volunteer their time and skills to help manage this important new program.

Operation Round Up Board

Jonathan Berger, Vice President; Dan Mathie, President; Matt Johnson
Glenn Miller and Lisa Grassbaugh, Secretary

How is the funding distributed?
The Foundation board decides who receives the money based upon program guidelines. Funding can go to individuals, families and organizations, but completion of an application is required for the board’s review.

The program is not meant to replace any currently existing sources of funds and it is not meant to pay anyone’s overdue bills. It is meant to help individuals in dire circumstances and help organizations and agencies offer new products and services that are badly needed in our community.

Why should I participate in Operation Round Up?

Your pennies, nickels and dimes can help raise thousands of dollars a year that will be used to help people right here in your community. Catastrophic illness or tragedy can strike anyone anywhere at any time. Wouldn't it be wonderful to help our neighbors when they need it the most? You can be part of that for just pennies a month.

How can I be a part of Operation Round Up?

All HWEC members will be automatically enrolled in the program. If you do not wish to participate in this program click here or just call Customer Service at 330-674-1055 or toll-free at 866-674-1055

The success of this program depends upon your participation and we hope you will believe in the values of this program as much as we do.

When did Operation Round Up begin?
January 2006, Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative electric bills were rounded up to the next highest dollar. ORU has distributed over $500,000 back to the local community!

Please watch for articles in Country Living magazine for more information. We thank you for your participation in this important community program and applaud your efforts to help make our community a better place to live for our children, families, neighbors and friends.

Discontinuation Form
If you would like to end your contribution to the Operation Round Up, please click on the following e-mail link. In the e-mail please put the following four items:
Account Number
Name on Bill
Phone #

E-mail discontinuation

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