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Operation Round Up and Operation Round Up Plus


Habersham EMC began Operation Round Up in April 2002. Members voluntarily participating in Operation Round Up have their electric bill "rounded up" to the next dollar. Beginning in the summer of 2010, members were able to request that their bill be "rounded up" by a specified dollar amount of their choice (example: $1, $3, $5, etc.). Through these programs, financial assistance can be provided to worthwhile activities and worthy individuals in the HEMC service area of Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens and White counties.

As the bylaws stipulate, these funds may not be used to pay power bills or for political contributions.


Individual/Family Application  |  Organization Application


Frequently Asked Questions About ORU

  • How will the money be used?

    The Habersham EMC Foundation, Inc. board oversees Operation Round Up and Operation Round Up Plus. Funds will be used, in accordance with the Foundation's by-laws, to help with various needs in our community. The primary purpose is to provide funds for special and individual needs, particularly when help is not available through other channels. Rest assured, 100% of the funds collected benefit those within the HEMC service area.


  • How do I join?

    These programs are strictly voluntary. HEMC members may choose to participate in either Operation Round Up or Operation Round Up Plus; members may even participate in both programs if they choose. If you wish to participate, just click on the link at the bottom of this page. You may also call our office at (706)754-2114, (706)865-4362, or (800)640-6812; or e-mail us at


  • What if I don't want to participate in the Operation Round Up programs?

    If you DO NOT wish to participate, just call our office at (706)754-2114, (706)865-4362, or (800)640-6812, e-mail the co-op at or send us a note. HEMC realizes that many of our members already donate to their church and to their community. This program just provides members an easy and unique way to contribute small change each month that will make a big difference when pooled together.


  • How long am I committed to participate in Operation Round Up or Operation Round Up Plus?

    You may stay in the program as long as you like or decide to come out of the program at any time. There is no specific commitment time.


  • Are these contributions tax deductible?

    Yes. At the end of the year, HEMC will send out a donation summary for your records.


  • Who makes up the Habersham EMC Foundation, Inc. Board?

    A voluntary board, made up of Habersham EMC members, has been selected to administer the Operation Round Up program. Eight members, two from each of the four HEMC districts and one at-large member will meet bi-monthly to receive and evaluate all requests for funds and determine how they will be distributed.


  • How do I apply?

    Applications for Operation Round Up funds for either individuals/families or organizations may be downloaded from the links below or picked up at the Habersham EMC offices in Clarkesville or Cleveland.

    Individual/family Application for Funds

    Organization Application for Funds


    Who are some of the past recipients?

    • Assisting Needs for the Disabled
    • Bean Creek Water Project
    • Chechero Volunteer Fire Dept.
    • Christian Learning Center
    • Community Pantry
    • Circle of Hope
    • Emergency assistance for individuals/families in need
    • Food Bank of N.E. Georgia
    • Habersham County EMS
    • Habersham Co. Fire Dept.
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Handicap ramps/modifications for individuals/families
    • Medical and living expenses for individuals with cancer or other illnesses
    • Mountain Circuit CASA
    • Prevent Child Abuse
    • Rabun Co. EMA/Rescue
    • Salvation Army
    • Sharing & Caring
    • Victory Home
    • Volunteers for Literacy
    • White Co. Fire Dept.
    • White Co. Food Pantry


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