Operation Round Up
You and Your Co-op, Doing Great Things Together
With Operation Round Up, Coast Electric members make an impact in our local community by rounding their bills up to the next dollar amount each month. For an average contribution of just $11.88 a year, members fund worthwhile non-profit organizations in Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River counties. Your spare change can feed the hungry, give shelter to the needy, bring programs to local children, help senior citizens and more!
Operation Round Up also funds Coast Electric’s Share Your Blessings program that helps those in need pay their monthly power bills. Learn more about how Share Your Blessings is helping your friends and neighbors.
About Operation Round Up
Cooperatives are governed by a set of principles, including the Seventh Cooperative Principle, “Concern for Community.” From children’s programs and non-profit organizations to environmental initiatives and volunteer organizations, Coast Electric has a long history of community support. Operation Round Up, which has been adopted by hundreds of electric cooperatives across the country, allows Coast Electric the opportunity to extend our community commitment and provide additional funding with the help of our members. This program allows Coast Electric and its members to work together to positively impact the quality of life in our communities.
Advisory Committee/Coast Electric Community Trust Committee
One benefit of cooperative membership is that leadership roles are filled by our members. Besides our Board of Directors, we have another committee of Coast Electric members that serve as our eyes and ears in the community. Coast Electric’s advisory committee members serve three consecutive one-year terms and spend time learning about our business and giving us new perspectives on our programs and services.
Advisory committee members also serve as the advisory committee for Coast Electric’s Community Trust. When local charitable organizations apply for grants funded by our Operation Round Up program, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation reviews grants to ensure they are eligible for funding and passes along applications that meet funding requirements to members of the Advisory Committee/Community Trust Committee for review. These men and women will work to determine which grants will be funded to making lasting, positive impacts in our local communities.
Hancock County Advisory/Community Trust Committee Members
Harrison County Advisory/Community Trust Committee Members
Pearl River County Advisory/Community Trust Committee Members