Operation Round Up grant applications are available from South River EMC’s charitable donations program, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC.
The program collects donations from participating South River EMC members through their electric bill, by rounding up to the next dollar, to improve the quality of life for our community through schools and nonprofit organizations.
For example, if the participating member’s electric bill is $185.87, it is rounded to $186 and the 13¢ is put into a fund. A member can expect to donate no more than $6 a year. This fund is managed by South River EMC’s foundation, the CAC. Funds are given primarily to organizations serving the health, safety, education or recreational needs of citizens within our service area.
Applications can be found online at www.sremc.com/operation-round.
Organizations can only receive one grant per 12-month period, with a maximum amount of $5,000. Educational institutions can apply for grants up to $10,000. Applications are available for the September funding cycle. Completed applications are due to the Cooperative headquarters no later than August 13. The number of copies has changed, so please be sure to read through your application packet.
South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 46,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.