Operation Round Up is a community service program that gives Claiborne Electric members the option to allow their bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar. The difference in the actual bill and the rounded amount is deposited into the Operation Round Up Trust Fund. One hundred percent of the funds accumulated are dispersed to charitable causes in the communities served by Claiborne Electric.
The program’s funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations, such as police departments, fire and rescue departments, schools and youth organizations. Families and individuals in need of assistance may also apply for a grant. Many local families have received immediate help after devastating house fires.
The program is governed by Claiborne Electric’s Operation Round Up Trust Board, which consists of nine Claiborne Electric members from across the Co-op’s service area. Members of the Trust Board serve rolling three-year terms. The board meets every two months to review applications and award grants.
Since the first grants were dispersed in Oct. 2007, the Trust has awarded more than $1.5 Million to organizations, individuals and families.
2019-2020 Operation Round Up Trust Board
- Jay Blanchard, Chairman, Homer
- Scott Booth, Vice Chairman, Spearsville
- Karen Lee, Secretary, Homer
- Dean Williams, Treasurer, Minden
- Donald B. Smith, Simsboro
- Bobby Butler, Haynesville
- Sherri Rowland, Dubberly
- Pam Gulley, Marion
- Brittany Unkel, Farmerville