What is Operation Round Up?
Operation Round Up® is a voluntary fund raising program that lets you donate the spare change on your energy bill to help those in need throughout your community.
With an average donation of only $6.00 per year, and never more than 99 cents a month, you can make a small investment that pays big dividends in your community. Operation Round Up® is families working together to improve their collective quality of life.
Operation Round Up® helps fund community needs such as:
- Emergency Personnel
- Programs for seniors, youth and students
- Food banks
- Restoring communities and parks
Organizations that have received funds include:
- Junior Achievement® Program (across the service territory)
- Burlington Community Library
- Camp Tecumseh
- Carroll County Disaster Relief
- Delphi Opera House
- Pulaski County Soil & Water
- American Legion Post #75
- Humanitarian Distribution Center
- Several local Elementary, Middle School and High School programs
Operation Round Up® does not:
- Increase your energy rates
- Fund political or private interests in the community
- Pay utility bills
You can learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
How it Works
It’s simple. When you agree to participate, we “round up” your energy bill to the next dollar. For example, rather than paying $61.75, you pay an even $62, with the extra 25 cents going into the Operation Round Up® fund.
The difference goes into a special fund administered by the Board of Trustees. The board will send the money right back to the community — to the places that need it most.
How to Sign Up
If you are able to participate in Operation Round Up®, please complete sign up form below. Please enter information below exactly as it appears on your statement.
Alternately, you may call in to join the program or sign up on SmartHub®.
Quarterly updates will appear in the monthly Indiana Connection magazine to inform you about the latest contribution Operation Round Up® has participated in.
How to Make a One Time Donation
Single donations from REMC customers and others outside of our service territory are welcomed. Simply mail in separate check, indicating it is for ORU, to:
P.O. Box 599
Monticello, IN 47960
How to Apply for Funds
Applications will be accepted through the last working day of each quarter (March, June, September and December) by the end of the business day.
How Operation Round Up® Started
The idea for this program came from several meetings that were held to determine which programs would make the highest positive impact to our cooperative and for the communities and individuals served by REMC. Due to our company’s commitment as a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, that stresses community involvement, Operation Round Up was proposed to make the REMC more visible in our communities.
This idea was presented to the REMC board of directors who approved our participation. Currently over 200 electric cooperatives nationwide run the Operation Round Up® program.
As you can see, this program belongs to all of you as customers of REMC. We simply provide the vehicle for organizing this effort.