Operation Round Up (ORU) BEC Member Participation
Give a Little–Help A Lot
Operation Round Up (ORU) is a charitable program that is offered by many utility and electric companies across the country, including smaller cooperatives. Almost all states are represented by this program.
ORU was designed to provide financial assistance to families in need of assistance, “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” It is a volunteer program in which BEC member-owners agree to have their utility bill “rounded up” to the next whole dollar amount or a defined amount billed monthly, annually, or just one-time. The extra money paid on a utility bill, which is really a donation, goes towards helping the less fortunate pay their bills.
ORU can help with paying for utility bills. Funds are never provided for any political purpose and donated money will not go towards paying the program’s administrative costs.
- Beartooth Electric’s Operation Round Up is a charitable foundation separate from the cooperative.
- The foundation’s funds go towards helping members in need to pay their bills.
- An independent board made up of BEC member-owners review applications for the charitable foundation and select how and to whom the money will be distributed.
- BEC Member-owner participation is voluntary.
Need A Little Help Paying Your Electric Bill?
At times a little help is all that may be needed. Operation Round Up is here to help.
Keeping up with your monthly bills is never easy, especially for families juggling debt payments, household bills, and the day-to-day costs of raising a family. Even if you have a budget and stick to it, you may still be left panicking when an unforeseen bill or expense pops up to threaten your delicate financial balance.
If you’re looking for help paying your electric bill, please download, complete, and mail the Beartooth Electric Operation RoundUp Application 2020 (PDF). If you prefer to have an application mailed, call the office at 406-446-2310. See BEC’s other Energy Assistance Programs and Applications, Click here.