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Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up
Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

  • In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.
  • In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000.
  • In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000.
  • In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.
  • In Monroe County, Monroe County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received $1,000.
  • In Perry County, Perry County 4-H Foundation received $1,000.
  • In Pulaski County, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Valentine/Wooten Awareness Council each received $1,000 and North Pulaski Community Center received $500.
  • In Saline County, Christian Community Care Clinic received $1,000.
  • In White County, Antioch Fire Department and White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund each received $1,000.

The program is possible thanks to the generosity of First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up and agree to have their electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month. That money – more than $655,500 since 1998 – funds nonprofit donations and student scholarships. To sign up or to apply for funds, visit www.firstelectric.coop or call 800-489-7405.

First Electric serves more than 88,000 member accounts throughout 17 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative is headquartered in Jacksonville and maintains full-service offices in Benton, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For the latest news and information, visit www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.

(Source:First Electric)