Operation Round-Up

Small Change That Changes Lives

Operation Round-Up allows First Electric members to help support worthwhile projects in our communities.

Participating in Operation Round-Up is easy. Each month, First Electric simply "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, a member's monthly bill of $52.73 would be rounded up to $53, with the additional 27 cents going to the Operation Round-Up Trust fund. Donations are tax deductible, and participating members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions in December and January.

Link to Enroll
Link to Download Application

The Operation Round-Up Trust fund is overseen by a nine-member board of community members, who are selected to serve by First Electric's board of directors. The trustees meet quarterly to review donation applications and select the recipients. First Electric pays all administrative expenses for the program, which allows all "rounded up" monies to be used for nonprofit donations and college scholarships. Since its inception in 1998, the Operation Round-Up program has awarded more than $915,190 in donations to nonprofit organizations and college scholarships.

Members can sign up here, call 800-489-7405 or stop by a First Electric office. Nonprofit organizations that would like to apply for funds can download the application or pick it up at a First Electric office. 


Operation Round-Up recipients for second quarter 2017

Congratulations to the 14 nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations in July! And thank you to the First Electric members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.

Civitan Services: Mariessa Bearden, Lous Burks, Bekka Wilkerson and Leaha Hende... CS&Z Volunteer Fire Dept treasurer Sherry Stracener and fire chief Carl Stracener receive the donation from FECC marketing representative David Copeland Junior Auxiliary of Saline County Lois Burks, Pam Davis, and Anna Brimhall MARGIE'S HAVEN HOUSE PINE SNAG LOGO FIRE DEPT Pulaski County Council for Communities Children and Youth Civic Improvement Assn of Perry Arkansas ltor Bill Rudkin, Cyndi Hurst and Jimmy Middleton Imagination Library of Arkansas County Roundup Pictured from Left to Right  April Herring, Katie McEntire, James Phillips and Brad Chambless PANGBURN FIRE DEPT pictured left to right, Kim Ezell, Michael Marsh, Pangburn City Alderman  William L. Langley, Fire Chief Donna Moon and Karen Southerland SINGLE PARENT FUND OF INDEPENDENCE COUNTY pictured left to right: Kim Ezell, Kim Dollins, Field Director Donna Moon and Karen Southerland