About Operation RoundUP
As a Tri-State EMC member, you have a unique opportunity to support Operation Round UP, a program that provides financial support to organizations within the 3 counties served by Tri-State EMC, and all that is required is the “round up” of your power bill.
How does Operation RoundUP work?
Unless you choose not to participate, Tri-State EMC will automatically round each participating member’s electric bill up to the next dollar. For example, a bill of $73.46 would become $74.00. On average, you will contribute $6 a year – a small amount to help worthy causes in our community. It works out to be less than the cost of one soft drink, candy bar or cup of coffee a month. This small, monthly contribution can make a huge impact.
How will the money be used?
The Tri-State Electrical Membership Corporation Foundation, Incorporated was created to disperse the money collected by Operation Round UP.
Requests for assistance will be evaluated and grants awarded by a separate board of directors, made of volunteer members from Tri-State EMC counties. The primary purpose of Operation Round Up is to address charitable needs and provide financial assistance anywhere in the 3 counties served by Tri-State EMC.
One hundred percent of your contributions go toward improving the lives of others.
The following counties will be served by the program: Fannin County, GA; Polk County, TN; and Cherokee County, NC.
How do I join?
Members of Tri-State EMC are automatically included in Operation Round UP. If you choose not to participate, or if you want to discontinue your contribution, simply click on the link below or contact the Tri-State EMC office.
Operation Round Up® uses the power of many, the members of Tri-State EMC, to help others – charitable organizations.
The funds collected through Operation Round UP go to the Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation Foundation Incorporated and are administered by a volunteer board of directors. The board reviews grant applications and makes grant awards in the name of the members of Tri-State EMC. Grant awards will be publicized in the cooperative’s member newsletter, here on the cooperative’s website, and in the media so that members can see their donations at work.
How are requests for funding made?
A request is made by completing a very thorough grant application to be reviewed by the foundation board.
Financial awards are generally limited to not more than $10,000 annually to any group, organization, charity or like organization.
What are the benefits?
Through the collective giving by thousands of Tri-State EMC members, a significant amount can be raised each year. Remember, your contributions are tax deductible and will help someone’s life shine brighter.