25 checks distributed thanks to members’ participation in ORU
Gaffney, SC, March 1, 2019: Broad River Electric Charities has distributed $34,000 from its Operation Round Up® fund to 25 local charities. The recipients include organizations in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties that support children and youth, families in crisis, law enforcement, education, the homeless, addiction recovery, cancer patients and many others.
Organizations based in Spartanburg County that received funds include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Center for Children, Middle Tyger Community Center, Operation Restoration, and Salvation Army Community Center.
Organizations based in Cherokee County that received funds include Blacksburg High School AVID program, Granard AVID program, Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate, Broad River Leathernecks, Cherokee County First Steps, The Jerusalem Project, Friends of Kings Mountain State Park, Limestone College Theatre, and Voice of Triumph Food Bank.
Organizations based in Union County that received funds include C4 Ministries, Friends of Union Animal Shelter, Union Cancer Service, Union County Baptist Association, Union Historical Society, Union County Special Response Team, and Union County Crimestoppers.
Organizations serving all three counties that received funds include United Way of the Piedmont and SC Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry.
“This most recent series of donations is what Operation Round Up is all about,” said Broad River Electric CEO Terry Mallard. “This money, which comes from our members, returns to their communities, making positive impacts in many different ways.”
Operation Round Up is an innovative program in which the monthly balance of participating members is rounded up to the nearest dollar. That extra change goes to the benevolent fund that assists organizations and goodwill missions in and around Broad River Electric Cooperative’s service area.
Funds from Operation Round Up are distributed quarterly through Broad River Electric Charities, Inc, which is governed by a 7-member board representing the cooperative and the three counties it primarily serves – Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg. Organizations wishing to request funds can contact the cooperative to begin the application process.