Members Fund Donations for Worthwhile Local Programs
Posted on July 30th, 2021
Pictured, above: The Miracle League of Arkansas allows people with disabilities to participate in America’s favorite pastime, baseball. The first Miracle League season in Arkansas opened in the fall of 2006 with four teams and 41 players. The program has now grown to more than 375 players in three leagues - original, competitive and adult. The Miracle League of Arkansas will use the $1,000 donation to pay for special equipment for players who are blind and scholarships for players who need financial assistance.
Operation Round-Up, a First Electric member-supported program, awarded $16,674 to 12 local organizations in July. The donations were made possible through the generosity of First Electric members who volunteer to have their bill rounded up to the next even dollar each month.
- Cleburne County Fair & Livestock Show Association - $2,000
- Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Garland County - $1,200
- The Literacy Council of Garland County - $500
- Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Grant County - $1,200
- Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas - $1,500
- Ozark Foothills Literacy Project - $1,000
- Lonoke County Museum - $1,000
- North Pulaski Community Complex - $1,000
- Miracle League of Arkansas - $1,000
- Habitat for Humanity of Saline County - $2,000
- Paron Volunteer Fire Department - $2,274
- Pangburn Fire Department - $2,000
Operation Round-Up allows First Electric members to help support worthwhile projects in our communities and scholarships for students.
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.