Each month, Southwest Iowa REC simply “rounds up” the electric bills of participating member-owners to the next highest dollar. All Operation Round-UP® donations are placed in a separate fund to be disbursed for charitable purposes only.
A committee comprised of community leaders, Southwest Iowa REC employees and directors receives and evaluates all donation requests. This committee makes recommendations for disbursements to the full Southwest Iowa REC Board of Directors. The REC Board has the final approval of all Operation Round-UP® disbursements.
Typically, Operation Round-UP® funding will be used to address individual and community needs such as food, shelter, clothing, health, education and service projects. Operation Round-UP® funds cannot be used for political purposes.
Individuals or organizations requesting donations do not have to be members of Southwest Iowa REC. They do need to be a resident and located in one of the 11 counties we serve. These counties include: Adair, Adams, Cass, Decatur, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor and Union.
Southwest Iowa REC is committed to improving local residents’ quality of life. Operation Round-UP® is an innovative way to continue to make a difference in our local communities. We encourage individuals and organizations with needs to apply for Operation Round-UP® donations. Applications can be requested from any of our three offices or on-line at www.swiarec.coop under the “community” tab.
Out of our 5,937 accounts – we’re excited that 3,743 meters are signed up for Operation Round-UP®.
If you’re not currently signed up – why not call today and join in!
Operation Round-UP® = Small Change That Changes Lives