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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Name on Bill