GAFFNEY — Operation Round Up funds totaling $21,000 were donated to 12 local non-profit organizations on March 9.
Organizations receiving money included Habitat for Humanity, Hope Remains Youth Ranch, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate, Putting God First Christian Ministries, Union Events Center, Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists, Urban Achievements for Youth Education, the Ellenboro Tornado Relief Fund, and Parsons Pantry.
Donations to the selected charities come from Broad River Electric’s Operation Round Up program. Each month, participating member’s account balances are rounded up to the nearest dollar. That extra change goes to the benevolent fund that assists organizations and goodwill missions in and around Broad River’s service area.
Funds from Operation Round Up are distributed through Broad River Electric Charities, Inc, which is governed by a 7-member board representing the cooperative and the three major counties it serves — Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg. Broad River Electric Charities has donated a total of $90,000 to local organizations in 2011, $88,000 of which have come from Operation Round Up funds. Organizations wishing to request funds can contact the cooperative to begin the application process.
Broad River Electric Cooperative is one of 20 member-owned electric co-ops in South Carolina. From our headquarters in Gaffney, SC, we serve Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union, and Newberry counties in South Carolina and portions of Cleveland, Polk, and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.
Founded in 1940 to meet the needs of a small number of rural residents who needed electric service, we now have more than 20,000 business and residential Member-Owners and 2,348 miles of power line.
Our mission also encompasses the four Touchstone Energy values: accountability, integrity, innovation, and commitment to community. You’ll find that much of what we do — whether it’s doing business with you or doing work to better our community — have these values at their core.