Operation RoundUp

Participate in Operation RoundUp

An easy way for you to help those in need

By agreeing to “round up” your electric bills to the next dollar, you can work together with other members to change lives.

  • Jar of spare changeFor example, a monthly bill of $52.74 would be rounded up to $53.00.
  • The extra 26 cents would be placed in an account administered by the Operation RoundUp Association Board of Directors (the board), along with the pennies rounded up by all other participating members.
  • Members who have signed up to participate will notice their electric bills include a line item showing the amount that has been “rounded up.”
  • All donations are tax deductible, and every January and February a summary of yearly contributions will be included on each participating member’s bill.

How are the funds used?

  • Funds are disbursed to organizations for food, clothing, shelter, health needs, and education.
  • Operation RoundUp funds may not be used for political purposes or to pay your electric bill.

Operation RoundUp funding requests

ORU is undergoing a reorganization process, after which requests will be processed by the Chaffee County Community Foundation.  At this time, that is projected to be in March with an April deadline for the first round of grant request submissions.

In the meantime, please check CCCF’s website, https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/grantmaking for SDCEA’s information, as well information on other grantmakers in the area.

Operation RoundUp Board Members

  • Ruth Amster represents Chaffee County
  • Linda Andersen represents the Town of Buena Vista
  • Debbie Adams represents Custer County
  • Ron Meyers represents Fremont County
  • There is a vacancy on the board representing Lake County
  • Suzy Kelly represents the Sangre de Cristo Electric Assn., Inc. Board of Directors
  • Paul Erickson, CEO, Sangre de Cristo Electric Assn., Inc.

Operation RoundUp extends our commitment to the people and the communities that make up our cooperative.

It’s a way for a few cents to make lots of sense.

If you haven’t already signed up to contribute, contact us at (719) 395-2412 or toll-free at (844) 395-2412, or by email info@myelectric.coop with “Operation RoundUp” in the subject line.

Organizations to which Operation RoundUp has previously made donations