First Electric Cooperative’s member-supported Operation Round-Up program awarded $18,675 to 14 local organizations in December.
Members who enroll in Operation Round-Up volunteer to have their electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month. They have donated more than $1.14 million for local service organizations and scholarships for high school seniors since 1998. Members may enroll by calling 800-489-7405 or looking under the “Community” tab at www.firstelectric.coop.
In Saline County, two non-profits received funding. CASA of Saline County received $2,000. They are community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children. Lisowe’s Lights received $750. This charity donates nightlights to central Arkansas’ foster children.
Other recipients by county include:
- Restoration of Hope, $1,500.
- Pine Snag/Lobo Fire Department, $2,000.
- CASA of the 16th Judicial District, $2,000.
- Gospel Garage Automotive Ministry, $1,400.
- Heber Springs Humane Society, $1,525.
- The CALL of Cleburne County, $1,500.
- Cabot Christmas Alliance, $1,500.
- Hollis Improvement Council, $1,000.
- North Pulaski Community Complex, $500.
- Operation Warm Heart, $1,000.
- Boys and Girls Club of Jacksonville, $1,000.
- Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Stone County, $1,000.
First Electric serves more than 95,000 active accounts throughout 18 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative’s headquarters is located in Jacksonville with full-service offices in Bryant, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.