PAULDING, OH — Small coins make a big difference when Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative members join together to fund change in their communities. In fact, $12,560 was recently donated to 12 area Ohio charities and community projects through the co-op’s Operation Round Up program.
Participating members “round up” their monthly electric bills to the next dollar, with the extra pennies being used to help fund community charities and groups.
Thanks to the 75 percent of our members who round up their electric bill and donate those pennies to this fund, PPEC has provided more than $441,942 to over 159 organizations and projects in Indiana and Ohio since 2010. The most recent recipients include:
Putnam County Home Care Hospice; $1,000
Van Wert County Emergency Management (CERT); $800
John Paulding Historical Society; $800
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School; $800
Paulding High School; $1,000
Crestview Band Parents; $500
Continental Volunteer Fire Department; $2,500
Paulding County Amateur Radio Club; $500
Kalida Elementary School; $800
Free Christian Church of God; $1,360
Friends of Payne Library; $1,000
American Red Cross; $1,500
A board of trustees, composed of co-op members and separate from the PPEC board, oversees the application process. Organizations can apply for Operation Round Up assistance by contacting Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op at 1-800-686-2357 or visiting www.ppec.coop/operation-round-up. To view the full photo gallery of each check presentation, check out PPEC’s Facebook album.
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is proud to serve more than 12,900 members in Paulding, Putnam, Defiance, Van Wert, and Allen counties in Ohio, and Adams and Allen counties in Indiana. Since 1935, our not-for-profit model has allowed us to provide affordable, reliable, and safe power to rural areas with pride.