Operation Round Up®
Through Operation Round Up®, MCEC members join together to help neighbors facing crises. Voluntary contributions of approximately $6 a year per member help these people get back on their feet. With Operation Round Up®, small change changes lives.
How are the funds used?
Operation Round Up® funds stay right here in the MCEC service area. Funds are never used for political or administrative purposes. Operation Round Up® does not help individuals or families with electric bills. The program serves the needs of those persons dealing with catastrophic situations which prevent them from functioning in society and sustaining basic needs. Catastrophic situations are defined as death of an immediate family member or major illness and/or an accident that prevents the applicant or immediate family member from working and contributing to the household income. Verification of illness may be required from a family doctor.
How are our members helping?
We make it easy, by rounding your electric bill up to the next highest dollar each month. The extra change - an average of only 50 cents a month - is your contribution to the program. If you wish to discontinue your contributions at any time, simply contact MCEC at 803-749-6400.
Who distributes the funds?
The program is administered by the Operation Round Up® Trust Board, an independent board of community leaders who establish the policies for granting Operation Round Up® funds.
Contributions to Operation Round Up® are tax deductible. Your December bill will itemize your annual contribution. MCEC will also use every available means, including South Carolina Living, Current Word, and this website, to keep you informed about how and when funds are distributed.
What do I do if I need help?
If you're facing a crisis and live in MCEC territory or within five miles of one of our lines, Operation Round Up® may be able to help. To apply, call our office at 803-749-6474, write to us at Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 669, Lexington, SC 29071-0669 or download an application for assistance.
Download the application: Operation Round Up® Application
Your application will be reviewed and presented at the next board meeting.
Members of the Cooperative are automatically enrolled in Operation Round Up®. By rounding up electric bills to the next highest dollar, these funds are distributed to approved local charities and needy individuals. Member may opt-out by contacting the Cooperative. Operation Round Up® costs a typical member less than $6.00 per year. If you would like to opt out of the Operation Round Up® program, please call MCEC at 803-749-6400.
Operation Round Up® Plus
Do you want to contribute more to help the local community?
Thanks to the suggestion of an MCEC member, we have introduced Operation Round Up® PLUS. With Operation Round Up® PLUS, members can choose the amount they would like to donate in addition to that amount already being rounded up.
Bill Amount: $42.68 + $.32 for Operation Round Up® = $43.00
Bill Amount: $42.68 + $.32 for Operation Round Up® = $43.00 + $3.00 for PLUS contribution = $46.00
To help your community even more, simply download and complete this form and return with your bill; or contact Member Services at 803-749-6400.