Members of Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op recently donated $11,995 to 7 local organizations through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up.
Operation Round Up is a program that allows members to round their monthly electric bill up to the next dollar. The extra pennies added to Operation Round Up are used to help fund local organizations or charities.
Since Operation Round Up began in 2010, it has provided funds to 117 organizations in Indiana and Ohio totaling $348,861.13. The most recent recipients are Continental High School, Paulding High School, Paulding High School Ohio Model United Nations, Paulding Elementary Music Department, Antwerp Local Schools, Nips and Snips of Paulding County, and Poe Community Fire Department.
A Board of Trustees, composed of cooperative members, oversees the application process. This board is a separate Board of Trustees from the Paulding Putnam Electric Board of Trustees.
Non-profit or organizations can apply for Operation Round Up by contacting Paulding Putnam Electric 800-686-2357 or visiting their website www.ppec.coop.
Pictured Left to Right Back Row; Danielle Von Bank, Ron Hamm (Poe Fire Department), Melissa Harder (Paulding High OMUN), Greg Puthoff (Paulding Elementary Music Department), Todd Harmon (Paulding High School), Damon Schmidt (Continental High School), and Jim Henriott (Friends of Paulding Dog Kennel). Left to Right Front Row; Jassmine Reyes (Antwerp Local Schools), Karen Barnes and Sam Clippinger (Nips and Snips of Paulding County).