Giving back to the community we serve is a core cooperative principle. The Operation Round Up program from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is a great way for the co-op and its members to give back.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary, member-driven fundraising program for local community projects. Each month, Todd-Wadena “rounds up” the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, if you are a Operation Round Up participant and your bill is $110.73, it will be rounded up to $111.00. That additional 27 cents will be placed in a Community Trust and distributed to local charitable, community-based programs. The average annual contribution is about $6. If you are interested in rounding up your Todd-Wadena Electric bill, contact the Cooperative at (218)-631-3120 or (800)-321-8932 or click on the “Round Up My Electric Bill” link below.
Since the program’s inception in 2002, Todd-Wadena members have raised and donated more than $541,000 for more than 710 local community service projects!
Community groups are encouraged to apply for an Operation Round Up grant by completing a Operation Round Up application. The Trust Board evaluates funding requests in accordance with Community Trust bylaws and policies, three times a year. Application deadlines are January 15, May 15 and September 15.
Community Trust Board
The Operation Round Up Trust is administered by volunteer Community Trust Board members, appointed by the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. Each Trust Board member may serve (2) consecutive 3-year terms.
Trust Board Members:
Nancy Benson, Chair
Sarah Gregerson, Vice Chair
Laurel Houselog, Secretary/Treasurer