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Operation Round-Up accepting applications for funds

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 Nolin RECC offers its members a unique program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community. The program, Operation Round-Up, rounds up electric bills to the next highest dollar. The extra change in the form of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies goes into the ORU account. Member participation is voluntary and is open throughout the year.  

One hundred percent of the ORU funds are put back into the community to help fund charitable and worthy causes, said Cheryl Thomas, Nolin RECC vice president of office services and ORU secretary/treasurer. “Over 5,500 Nolin members, non-members and employees participate in ORU, and since the program began in June 2006, more than $118,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our community,” said Thomas. 

ORU Chair Mark Rock of Hodgenville said local citizens make up a non-profit board of directors that govern the program.  

“The board reviews applications for community projects and makes decisions on when, where, and how to utilize funds,” said Rock. “The organization is always looking for special projects which will have a lasting value in the community.”  

ORU is currently accepting applications for local community projects that are in need of funding. Those interested are encouraged to visit www.nolinrecc.com to access an application, or call the Nolin office at 270-765-6153, Ext. 1050 for additional information. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. April 17.