It’s only nickels and dimes but with everyone pitching in – It adds up fast.
Members who participate contribute an average of only $6 per year. A few cents from each consumer adds up to a significant amount of assistance — about $48,000 is raised annually through Operation Round Up.
How it works:
Unless you choose not to participate, your power bill is “rounded up” to the next highest dollar amount.
The extra cents go directly into a state-chartered community trust fund called the Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation.
For example, if your actual electric bill is $82.70, you will pay $83. The extra 30 cents goes toward helping various goodwill activities.
The Foundation’s mission is to assist with the food, shelter, health, safety and education needs in the counties served by Coastal Electric Cooperative. It helps groups and individuals. The Foundation does not pay power bills.