Would you give a little to help a lot?
Did you know that by rounding up your electric bill each month you can make a difference in the life of your Co-Mo country neighbors?
Operation Round Up is a program that allows you to do just that — make a difference … right here at home.
How it works:
Electric bills are “rounded up” to the next highest dollar each month. For example, if a month’s bill is $52.71, it is rounded up to $53, with 29 cents going directly into the Operation Round Up fund. A monthly donation may be as little as a penny or as much as 99 cents. The average member contributes an estimated average of just more than $6 per year.
How the money is distributed:
The Co-Mo Cares Trust Inc. trustees, made up of nine volunteer community leaders from our service area, evaluate and award requests for assistance from Operation Round Up. Trustees are appointed by Co-Mo’s Board of Directors.
What the money is used for:
The money raised will pay for such things as food, shelter, clothing and health care. Donations will also be made to community services such as rescue squads and ambulance districts. A portion of the funds will also be used for scholarships in our service area. None of the money is used to pay bills owed to Co-Mo or for political campaigns and issues.
How Co-Mo Members sign up:
Easy! Click here to download a form.
Then return it to your local office. Additional contributions may be made by contacting Co-Mo. Contributions to Operation Round Up are tax deductible. Members receive a summary of contributions on their January and February bills each year.
How is assistance from Operation Round Up applied for?
Individuals or families can apply for assistance by clicking here.
Organizations or agencies can apply by clicking here.
Anyone seeking help can pick up a form from either of our offices or have one sent to them by mail.
You can also participate in Operation Round Up Plus!
Co-Mo unveiled the Operation Round Up Plus program at its 73rd Annual Meeting in May 2012. Members who would like to give a little bit extra each month above and beyond the “rounded-up” amount (see below) can do so by sending just one email. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and send your name, Co-Mo account number, address and phone number in the body of an email, along with the amount you would like to donate each month. The recommended amount is $2.
With your help, we can meet the needs of the Co-Mo community.
The Co-Mo Cares Board: