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Operation Round-Up

Whether you know it or not, you are part of a larger community. It’s easy to focus on what’s right in front of us – where we live, the people we see every day, or the jobs we do. And you care about all of those things because they are important to you. Clarke Electric cares, too.

What is Operation Round Up™?
Operation Round Up is a charitable giving program unique to electric cooperatives that is designed to provide financial donations to worthwhile community programs and help member families who have faced a tragic event.

How does Operation Round Up work?
As a participant, your monthly electric bill is automatically “rounded up” to the nearest dollar.  For example, if your bill is $64.35, you will pay $65.00, with the extra 65 cents going into a special fund administered by the Clarke Electric Cooperative Trust Board.

How will the money be used?
The Clarke Electric Cooperative Trust Board will distribute the money collected by Operation Round Up.

Requests for assistance by charitable organizations will be evaluated and grants awarded by a separate board of directors made up of nine volunteer members representing each of our seven districts.

The primary purpose of Operation Round Up is to address charitable needs and provide financial assistance anywhere in the eight counties served by Clarke Electric Cooperative.  Your contribution improves the lives of others. No funds will be used for political purposes, and no funds will go to directly pay someone’s utility bill.

The following counties will be served by the program:  Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Ringgold, Union, Warren and Wayne.

How do I participate?
Unless you tell us you do not want to participate, you are automatically enrolled.  If you wish to opt out of the program, you can call 800-362-2154 or email us at clarke@cecnet.net.

What if I have multiple accounts?  Will I pay extra on each of them?
No.  Only a member’s primary account will be rounded.

Electric cooperatives across the country that have launched an Operation Round-Up program have much more success with the opt-out approach. We realize this requires our members to act if they choose not to participate in the voluntary program, but we also know that the small change we collect each month by rounding up your bill (less than a dollar) is an affordable way for most members to feel good about giving back.

 

 

Remember, you can opt out at any time before the October 2018 launch or any time after – no questions asked. Simply fill out this form and return it to the cooperative office or give us a call at (800) 362-2154 to opt out.  

 

 

 

 

 

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