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Operation Round Up Celebrates 6 Years of Caring and Sharing

Member donations make a big impact in the community

Thanks to Big Country Electric Cooperative members who participate in Operation Round Up, the following local charitable organizations received donations in 2020:

Helping Hands Ministries, Anson, $2,000
Snyder Community Resource Center, $3,000
Stamford EMS, $3,000
The Sweetwater House of Peace, $1,500
State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas—Midwest District (serving the Big Country area), $3,000
Stonewall County Senior Citizens Center, $3,000
Texas Ramp Project (serving the Big Country area), $3,000
The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home, $10,000
Roby Lions Club, $308.40
Kent County Library, $2,000
Stonewall County Senior Citizens Center, $2,000
Aspermont Small Business Development Center/Double Mountain Outreach Services, $3,000
First Baptist Church of Anson—Care Pack for Kids, $2,000
First Baptist Church of Stamford—Stamford Elementary School Backpack program, $2,000

Since the program’s launch in December 2014, Operation Round Up has raised more than $330,000 to help local families in need and area charitable organizations. Your donation of just pennies each month makes a big difference!

Operation Round Up is supported by co-op members whose electric bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. Those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters go into the Operation Round Up fund for distribution to individuals and organizations with demonstrated financial need in the counties we serve: Borden, Fisher, Garza, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Throckmorton.

Applications are handled with the utmost confidence and respect, and funds are disbursed by the trust’s board of directors—your peers and neighbors, who volunteer their time and consideration to make decisions that will positively affect lives in our communities. Food banks, shelters, organizations that support health and medical needs, rescue organizations, educational projects, child care programs, and other community support groups are just a few of the causes Operation Round Up can lend support to, which helps strengthen our communities. Every penny stays right here at home, in the counties we serve.

To be considered for Operation Round Up’s next quarterly review, submit an application for assistance by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 23.

For more information about the program or to download an application for assistance, visit bigcountry.coop and select Service Beyond Electricity, then Operation Round Up. Contact Sarah McLen at smclen@bigcountry.coop or (325) 776-3803 with any questions about Operation Round Up.