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About ORU

“Small change that changes lives” is the foundation on which the Operation Round Up program was built. Members who agree to participate allow Alfalfa Electric Cooperative to “round up” their monthly electric bill to the next highest dollar. For example, a bill of $55.75 would be rounded up to $56.00, with the additional $0.25 going to the Operation Round Up fund.

How much can I expect to contribute each year?

The amount “rounded-up” on each participating customer’s bill averages a total of $6 per year. The monthly billing statement shows how much is being donated each month, along with a year-end statement. The amount contributed to Operation Round Up is tax-deductible as tax laws permit.

Member Participation

Operation Round is an opt-out program with all Alfalfa Electric Cooperative members being automatically enrolled when they become a member. Members can opt-out at any time by simply contacting their local district office.

 

For more information, contact Regina Waugh at rwaugh@aec.coop

Guidelines

All applications must be approved by the Alfalfa Electric Cooperative Foundation Board before funds are awarded and are judged based on the need and type of service required. The disbursement of funds to individuals and organizations are for:

• Food

• Shelter

• Clothing

• Medical Need

• Education

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates are January, March, May, July, September, November. Applications are due by the 1st day of meeting month to be considered.

YOUR ORU TRUSTEES

This fund is administered separately by the Alfalfa Electric Cooperative Foundation Board, a board of volunteer directors made up of community leaders from the seven counties served by the Cooperative. The Board meets every two months to review applications, and all Operation Round Up funds stay right here in the service territory. Guidelines for awarding this money address needs, such as home repairs and other community services.

Terry Pederson

District 1

Darrin Lancaster

District 2

Charla Turner

District 3

Paul Jackson

District 4

Debbie Biby

District 5

Stan Michel

District 6

Cari Dietz

District 7

Keith Smith

District 8

Partnering With Customers Since 2012, $56 Million in combined donations

shARING SUCCESS

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative continues to partner with CoBank in their Sharing Success Program.  Under this program, CoBank matches charitable contributions of member cooperatives to nonprofit and other eligible organizations in their local communities.  Please review the application and if you have an eligible organization with a project; print the application, complete it, and return it to Gail Ridgway at Alfalfa Electric’s address listed on the application by 5:00p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021.  Any 501(c)(3) organization must also return a copy of their IRS tax exemption determination letter.

If you have any questions please contact Gail Ridgway by phone at 580-366-4582 x114 or by email at gridgway@aec.coop.

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