Gaffney, SC, June 3, 2019: Last month, Broad River Electric Charities distributed $16,100 from its Operation Round Up® fund to local charities throughout its service territory. The recipients included organizations in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties that support food banks, Christian youth camps, S.T.E.M. education and many other causes and initiatives.
Organizations based in Spartanburg County that received funds were the Cherokee Springs Fire Department, Temple Education Ministries, Hope Remains Ranch, and Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.
Cherokee County-based recipients were the Cherokee County Literacy Association, WinShape Camps for Communities, Iron City Ministries, and PEACHCenter Ministries.
Organizations in Union County that received funds were Salkehatchie Summer Service, Jerusalem Project, Union County Meals on Wheels, Union County Carnegie Library, Union County Pregnancy Center, and Upstate Workforce Futures.
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.
Broad River Electric Charities is a philanthropic subsidiary of Broad River Electric Cooperative, a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing services to nearly 19,000 homes and businesses in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.