At Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC), we love our communities and believe in the power of working together to make good things happen, and to take care of people. Our Operation Round Up program, administered through the Big Country Electric Cooperative Trust, allows the cooperative and its members to partner together to provide financial assistance to those in need locally. This program is supported by co-op members whose electric bills are “Rounded Up” to the nearest dollar. Operation Round Up funds are distributed to individuals and organizations for charitable purposes only in the counties we serve: Borden, Fisher, Garza, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Throckmorton. Every penny stays right here at home, in the counties we serve.
Applications are considered and funds are awarded by the trust’s Board of Directors – not Big Country EC board members or employees – but your peers and neighbors, who volunteer their time, hearts and consideration to making decisions that will positively impact lives in our communities. The directors on this board proportionately represent our service area from north to south, and east to west. Decisions are made without regard or preference to location and each application gets thorough review, discussion, and consideration. You do not have to be a BCEC member to receive assistance. Food needs and food banks, shelter, health needs and rescue organizations, educational projects, child care programs and other special needs are just a few of the ways your small donations help our local communities.
If you have questions about Operation Round Up or know of an individual, family, or organization who could benefit from this wonderful program, please contact Sarah McLen at (325) 776-3803 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or share this contact information with the interested party. You may access information and download applications on our website, www.bigcountry.coop, and selecting the Operation Round Up icon pictured here. Applications will be handled with the utmost confidence and respect. Applicants desiring consideration at the next meeting should be submitted by Thursday, August 27, 2015.