The independent TCEC Foundation Board of Directors met on April 13 and disbursed $16,350 to seven local organizations that applied for funds in the first quarter of 2022. The board also elected to donate an extra $10,000 to fire departments in Beaver County due to the grass fire in early April that burned over 20,000 acres.
The organizations and programs funded are listed below.
- $3,000 to Hooker meal delivery for an upright freezer and Supplies
- $2,650 to Elkhart Lions Club to recondition and maintain the Scout Hut
- $1,500 to the Texhoma Ministry Alliance for the food pantry
- $2,700 to Seven Days of Broadway summer camps
- $1,000 to Sublime Sanctuary for construction and shelter
- $4,500 to the Forgan Fire Department for wildland gear and/or pump
- $1,000 to the Liberal Desk and Derrick Club for programs in Oklahoma Panhandle Schools
If you would like to make a one-time donation to Operation Round Up instead of or in addition to rounding up your electric bill, make a check payable to the ‘TCEC Foundation’ with Operation Round Up in the memo line and mail it to TCEC, PO Box 880, Hooker, OK 73945. Alternately, you can use the Operation Round Up page in SmartHub to change your contribution options. To learn more, contact TCEC.
TCEC established the Operation Round Up program for several reasons. First, one of TCEC’s core values is “Commitment to Community.” Second, the seventh universal cooperative principle is “Concern for Community.” Third, TCEC’s mission is to safely power our communities with innovation, accountability and integrity - every member, every time. Together, we do more than we can alone. The TCEC Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly to review applications for the Operation Round Up program and disburse funds. Applications are due July 1 for consideration at the next meeting on July 13. If you know of a need, encourage the charitable organization to apply at www.tcec.coop/oru.