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Operation Round Up Gives Back for the Holidays

Medina EC’s ORU committee awards $9,400 to local recipients

At Medina Electric, we know how special the holiday season is for all our members. As stated in our cooperative principles, we are concerned about our communities and realize there are some people in our service area who are struggling with poor health or unfortunate circumstances during this important season.

Our Operation Round Up committee did their part to help our members, offering both general donations and Operation Grocery Give. Donation applications are reviewed every quarter by the ORU committee, and past donations have gone to help families battling cancer, those who have lost their homes in fires, children needing therapy and more. The Operation Grocery Give program is a special program offered during the holiday season, and it allows families to apply for $150 H-E-B gift cards to assist with buying their holiday meals.

In December, Medina EC’s ORU committee awarded applicants $9,400, including $2,400 in the form of 16 $150 H-E-B gift cards.

Grocery Give Recipients

Abigail Garibay, Hebbronville
Gloria Guerra, D’Hanis
Homero & Magdelena Sanchez, Laredo
Joanna Soliz, Laredo
Mandy Ramirez, Hondo
Mary and Jacob Valles, Hondo
Michelle & Joe Gomez, Hondo
Modesto Morales, Yancey
Nathan & Sharon Grissom, Rio Medina
Paul Corona, Hondo
Ramon Valles, Hondo
Rebecca Heyen, Hondo
Rose and Jose Chavez, Yancey
Stephanie Tolentino, Hebbronville
Terry & Antonio Saldana, Uvalde
Wendy Jones, Hondo

General ORU Recipients

Luna & Lorenzo Rosana, Laredo – $500 to offset both monthly and medical bills due to Luna’s disability and Lorenzo’s cancer diagnosis.

Eva & Jason Smith, Devine – $500 to help with groceries for their three children while Jason is out of work due to a knee injury.

Richard Bollman, Castroville – $1,000 to help with medical bills from an emergency surgery.

Logan Elizondo, Pearsall – $2,000 to help his parents with hotel and travel costs to and from Houston while he undergoes chemotherapy at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Steve & Victoria Muennink, Hondo – $3,000 to help with bills while Victoria is recovering from open-heart surgery. The award will also help with the medical bills for their granddaughter, who has been in the hospital since May 2019.

Next Application Deadline for ORU Funds: February 7

If you know an individual who could use some financial assistance, encourage them to apply for funds from Medina EC’s Operation Round Up program, or submit an application on their behalf. Applications are available in English and Spanish.