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.
You may also sign up online below. Thank you!