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.
If you 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.
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.
Contact the office at 706-492-3251 if you would like to sign up for 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.
Just over $566,000 has been given back to TSEMC communities since 2012. Some of the organizations that have recently benefited from the program include the following:
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.
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.