Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up Applications MUST be received ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled Directors' Meeting to be considered for funds.
The next meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2020.
Applications are due in the office by November 23, 2020.
As a cooperative committed to community involvement and customer focus, we are excited here at HOTEC to find an effective and easy way to improve the quality of life within our community. This program is the perfect way to put our co-op vision into action. Operation Round Up is community involvement at work. Simply stated, Operation Round Up is local dollars meeting local needs in the local communities. HOTEC is just providing a channel for you, the members, to collectively help others in your own neighborhoods.
Operation Round Up provides members the opportunity to connect with the rest of the community. Each need that is met through Operation Round Up becomes part of the cycle that directly and indirectly benefits local residents and businesses. With so many requests each year for you to make charitable contributions, it can be hard to assess one need against another and make satisfying personal donations. With Operation Round Up, however, you have the opportunity to have a much greater and more satisfying impact in meeting local needs. In fact, the possibilities of the program's potential effect are astounding once you understand how it will operate.
Operation Round Up is a community service program that was adopted by the Board of Directors of HOTEC and began on June 1, 2004. Operation Round up is just what its name implies. Each month, the electric bills of participating members are "rounded up" to the next highest dollar. Example: If your electric bill were $41.20 or $41.95, it would be "rounded up" to $42.00 with the additional amount going into the Heart of Texas Electric Trust Fund. The average cost per member per year will be about $6.00. The program is flexible in that you may also give a one-time gift or a fixed monthly amount. These monies are then redistributed to local community organizations in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Milam, and McLennan County. The intent of the Operation Round Up program is to aid the community and emergency service providers in their efforts to improve the quality of life for our less fortunate neighbors and support each community's health, safety, and well-being.
Operation Round Up funds can go to local charities and service organizations in need. Looking at the program's purpose, one thing becomes obvious - the countless positive things Operation Round Up can do. Our members will see what a powerful tool for good our cooperative is providing. With possibly as many as 14,000 customers putting their nickels, dimes, and quarters together, HOTEC, through Operation Round Up, has the potential to collectively make a significant difference in the lives of our friends, neighbors and communities.
Members of HOTEC will now have the opportunity, the means, and the reward of contributing voluntarily to worthwhile community activities and needs throughout our service territory. All HOTEC members will be enrolled in Operation Round Up unless they choose not to participate. Participation is strictly voluntary and you can request to be removed from the program at any time.
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