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Operation Round Up



Operation Round Up (ORU) is a program which helps Medina EC members give back to worthy causes. Since inception in 2006, ORU has awarded just shy of $114,700*. In 2016 alone, they awarded $18,680.

This voluntary program is simple. Participating members ask Medina EC to round their monthly electric bills up to the next whole dollar. The spare change goes into the ORU fund. For example, a bill for $63.74 would be rounded


up to $64.00 and 26 cents would be donated to the ORU program. Annually, the average participating member contributes approximately $6.00 to the program.

Individuals and organizations that need assistance can apply to receive funds from ORU. You do not need to be a member of Medina EC but you must live in or offer services within the 17 counties Medina EC serves.  ORU has helped members with medical bills, helped organizations better our communities, and helped individuals better their lives.


Joining ORU

There are many ways to sign your account up for the ORU program:

To make a one time donation to the ORU program, make your check payable to Operation Round Up and mail it to Medina Electric Cooperative, Attn: ORU Fund, PO Box 370, Hondo, TX 78861. Please note that donations to ORU are not tax deductible. Currently, about 1,400 members - with nearly 2,000 meters - participate in Operation Round Up.


Grants Through ORU

Individuals, organizations and families can apply to receive ORU funds by submitting a complete application.

2017 Application Deadlines: February 3, May 5, August 4 and November 3

2018 Application Deadlines: February 2, May 4, August 3 and November 2

Applications for Organizaions

Apply Online

Download a PDF Application

Download a PDF Application (Spanish)

Applications for Individuals/Families

Apply Online

Download a PDF Application

Download a PDF Application (Spanish)

Holiday Meal Giveaway
The ORU committee will award 15 $150 gift cards to families in need this holiday season.

Apply Online

Download an Application

Download an Application (Spanish)


Donation Decisions

The ORU Trust Committee, made up of volunteer members who represent all voting districts, determines the distribution of funds. The committee meets four times a year and distributes funds based on applicants and funds available. To volunteer for the committee, e-mail us at


Recent Donations

Here are donations that were made in June 2017 through the ORU program:

  • David & Anna Ramirez - $3,500

*as of 9/2017


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