Nolin RECC offers its members a program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community.
Operation Round-Up (ORU) 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 5,000 Nolin members/employees participate in ORU, and since the program began in June 2006, more than $100,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our community.”
ORU chairman 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”, he said. “The organization is always looking for special projects which will have a lasting value in the community.” Rock said the ORU board appreciates all those who enroll in the program.
ORU is accepting applications for local community projects that are in need of funding.
Interested parties 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 4.