The power of Operation Round-Up
It started as a simple idea 27 years ago at one co-op in South Carolina. Just round up the co-op member's electric bill to the next dollar, and then use it to do good work in your community. Today, hundreds of electric co-ops throughout the country, including Nolin RECC, use this idea to help members and organizations close to home.
All co-ops adhere to the seven cooperative principles, including "Concern for Community." The Operation Round-Up (ORU) program is the perfect example of this core principle. The average co-op member donates $6 with a maximum possible contribution of $11.88 per year. This may not seem like a large amount, but when combined with 5,500 other Nolin members enrolled in Operation Round-Up, it adds up to make a significant impact.
Each co-op decides how they want to operate the program, and the vast majority is governed by a board of volunteers that is different from the board of directors for the electric co-op. This ensures that the decisions are made in the best interest of the community.