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Operation Round Up

How much will Operation Round Up® cost a customer?

The average customer will contribute $6 per year; the most they can contribute is $11.88 per year. These dollars are tax deductible. You will receive notification of the total amount you have contributed during the year.

Do I have to participate in Operation Round Up®?

The Operation Round Up® program is voluntary. Each new customer is automatically enrolled, but any customer who wishes not participate may notify us by calling our office at (219) 733-2511 or (800) 552-2622. Any customer who previously decided not to participate and has now changed their mind, may sign up for Operation Round Up by calling the REMC office.

Where are the funds kept?

The Operation Round Up® funds are kept in a trust fund and are dispersed as directed by the Operation Round Up® board.

Who will benefit from the Operation Round Up® Program?

Operation Round Up® funds may be used for community service projects, economic development, education and youth programs, environmental projects, emergency energy assistance and disaster relief. Operation Round Up® funds may not be used for political purposes.

Who controls the funds that Operation Round Up® Trust generates?

Operation Round Up® Trust is a separate entity from KV REMC with its own board of directors consisting of leaders within the community. Current board members include: Tim Miller-Kouts, Kouts; Keith Meyers, Chesterton; Ed Marks, Wanatah; Jamie Shireman, Knox; Judy Jelinek, San Pierre; Pat Hedge, Crown Point; and Sue Bachert, North Judson.