Operation Round Up

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. Members may also request that their bill be “rounded up” by a specified dollar amount of their choice ($1, $3, $5, etc.).

Through these programs, financial assistance is 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.

To participate in Operation Round Up please fill out the Enrollment Request Form.

Applications Forms for Funds

Frequently Asked Questions

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 bylaws 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, all 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, Operation Round Up Plus, or both.

If you wish to participate, please fill out the Enrollment Request Form. You may also call our office at (706) 754-2114, (706) 865-4362, or (800) 640-6812; or email us at forinfo@hemc.coop.

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, email the co-op at forinfo@hemc.coop, or mail 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 leave the program at any time.

Are these contributions tax deductible?

Yes. Your donation summary for the previous year is listed on the top of every January statement.

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.

Nine members, two from each of the four HEMC districts and one at-large member, meet bi-monthly to receive and evaluate all requests for funds and determine how they will be distributed.

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