Being a member of Southern Pine Electric Cooperative is different than simply being a customer. Members are invited to be active in the cooperative. As a member, one way you can be involved and help your community is by donating through a new program called Operation Round Up. With an average of 50 cents a month, you can help area charities, schools, and other community service projects. This new program, beginning in April, will automatically round up members’ bills to the nearest dollar. For example, if your bill is $145.50, it will be rounded up to $146.00. On average, members will donate around $6.00 annually per account, to the program. While this may not seem like a lot, if 85% of the Southern Pine membership participates, approximately $330,000 annually will be donated through Operation Round Up. This can make a tremendous difference in our communities!
Each January, Southern Pine members will receive a statement on their bills detailing how much they have donated to Operation Round Up. Donations are tax deductible.
While we know everyone wants to help, we understand that not everyone will want to participate in Operation Round Up. At any time, members may easily opt-out of the Operation Round Up program. Members may complete the opt-out form on the Southern Pine website, www.southernpine.coop, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (800)-231-5240. New Southern Pine members will be automatically enrolled in Operation Round Up. They may also opt-out at any time.
Southern Pine wants to make sure members know that their donations are going to worthwhile causes. Therefore, Operation Round Up funds will be overseen by an Advisory Committee comprised of members, selected by Southern Pine’s Board of Directors. Your donations will be placed into a trust which will be administered by the Pinebelt Foundation, a charitable support service that has been helping charities for over 21 years.
Just think, for an average of 50 cents a month, you will be able to help your communities and neighbors in need. Imagine what we can do working together in the true spirit of cooperation! We hope that you will join us.
If you would like to opt-out of the Operation Round Up program, please fill out the form at this link: OPERATION ROUND UP OPT-OUT FORM