Operation Round Up (ORU), a voluntary, member-funded program at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), is pleased to announce that the Caroline County Little League was the recipient of its largest donation to date in the amount of $10,000. The ORU governing board, Community Awareness of Rappahannock Electric Charity Inc. (C.A.R.E. Charity Inc.) reviewed numerous applications and determined that the Little League’s need for bleachers and replacement light bulbs would benefit not only the Caroline County community, but also the visiting teams and groups using the fields.
Lisa Dutton, Caroline Little League President said, “This is a wonderful gift that the league really needs. We are so grateful to receive this award and know that it will benefit so many in our community who utilize our fields.”
Caroline County Little League received their donation during opening day ceremonies on April 9. C.A.R.E. Charity Inc. board chairman Dan W. Wallace (who represents Spotsylvania and Stafford) and board member Josephine E. White (who represents the Town of Bowling Green and the counties of Caroline, Essex, King and Queen, and King William) presented the check to Lisa Dutton.
White said, “This donation will provide the facilities needed to accommodate the youth that are in dire need of productive activities during their spare time. I would like to thank all the volunteers who are lending their time and talents to help enhance the development of our youth into productive citizens for the future and encourage REC member-owners to volunteer to have their electric bill rounded up through Operation Round Up.”
REC members who have voluntarily enrolled in ORU donate approximately $6 to $12 per year, and all donations are tax deductible. While less than a dollar a month may not sound like much, it offers significant support for groups like the Caroline Little League, school programs, philanthropic groups, non-profit organizations, rescue squads, fire departments and other deserving causes within REC’s service area.
If you are member, REC asks that you consider enrolling in the ORU program. Once you enroll, the extra change from your electric bill will be dedicated to charitable causes. Enroll online by visiting REC’s website or call 800-552-3904 for more information.