Operation Round Up®
When Medina EC was founded in 1938, people joined together to build their own electric system because private power companies did not serve the rural areas. Neighbors were willing to help neighbors in order to provide the communities with a much-needed resource. Continuing this principle of working together, Medina EC implemented a program which helps co-op members reach out to worthy causes in their communities. This program is called Operation Round Up®.
This voluntary program is simple. Each month participating members allow Medina EC to "round up" their electric bills to the next whole dollar. For example, a bill for $63.74 would be rounded up to $64.00 and the 26 cents would be donated to the program. Annually, the average participating member contributes approximately $6.00 to the program. All contributions are tax-deductible.
The Operation Round Up Trust Committee, made up of volunteer members who represent all districts, determines the distribution of funds to non-profit organizations, community projects and individuals and their families in Medina EC's service area. The committee meets four times a year and distributes funds based on applicants and funds available.
The next Operation Round Up application deadline is Friday, May 3rd.
Grant applications are available at all Medina EC offices.
To download the Operation Round Up application in
Adobe PDF format, use the following links:
Application For Organization
Application For Individual or Family
To sign up for Operation Round Up, click here.
For more information about our program, or to sign up, please call 1-866-MEC-ELEC (632-3532) or e-mail Jennifer Olson at JenniferO@MedinaEC.org.
Since its inception in 2006, Operation Round Up has given over $40,000 back to our communities.