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Community groups receive $5,700 in Operation RoundUP grants



   Jackson Energys Operation RoundUP board recently presented $5,700 in grants to community organizations.

   Grants were awarded to -

   Goose Rock Elementary, $500

    Brodhead Elementary Parent Teacher Group, $750

    Jackson County Loan Closet, $1,000

    Cumberland River Behavioral Health, $1,500

    Lee County Volunteer Fire Department, $1,200

    Lee County Family Resource Center, $750

   “Operation RoundUP is an easy way for co-op members to give a small amount each month to deserving individuals and organizations in their local communities," said Jackson Energy Vice President of Corporate Services Ryan Henderson.

   Operation RoundUP works when co-op members voluntarily have their electric bill rounded to an even dollar amount. For example, if a bill was $122.62 and the member had volunteered to participate in RoundUP, it would automatically be rounded up to $123.

   The additional 38¢ would go directly into the RoundUP account. The average contribution over time is approximately 45¢ per month.

   The donated funds go directly into a trust account that can only be used for grant funding. This account is administered by a seven-person Board of Trustees who meet quarterly to review grant applications. Any individual or community group with a worthwhile project can apply for funding.

   More than $450,000 has been donated to area community service projects since Jackson Energy began this program in 2003.

     For more information on Operation Round-Up call 1 800-262-7480, or log on to Jackson Energy's web site,