Giving Back to the Communities
We Love and Serve
CECA initiated Operation Round-Up, a community service program funded by its members, who round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar, in 2003. As a participant, your electric bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar each month and the few extra cents are deposited into the Operation Round-Up fund. Operation Round Up funds are intended to benefit individuals and organizations within the service area of Comanche Electric Cooperative.
On average, members donate approximately $6 a year. There will be a line item listed as "Operation Round-Up" that shows the rounded-up amount on their monthly statements. Members interested in participating can do so by logging into their member portal and selecting “Operation Round Up” under the Services tab or by calling and speaking with a CECA member services representative at 800-915-2533.
Who is eligible for funding?
In a true example of neighbors helping neighbors, Operation Round Up seeks out opportunities to extend a helping hand where it is needed. To qualify for funds, the organization must be located within the service area of CECA. A wide range of donations are made annually to rural fire departments, community service projects, economic development projects, educational and youth programs, crisis centers, and to assist with emergencies such as fires or medical disasters.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, and each contribution you make will appear on your monthly statement.
No, Operation Round Up contributions are tax deductible, however, no documentation is required. Our staff will gladly assist you in retrieving your past bills so that contributions can be recorded. Bills for the last 12 months can be accessed on the Member Portal or requested by calling 800-915-2533.
Any member may decide to participate in or withdraw from the program at any time. To register or withdraw, members may call (800) 915-2533, visit the office or access the online portal.
CECA Operation Round Up is an independent program with its own board of directors, composed of CECA members, that are responsible for overseeing the funds. In accordance with the trust's bylaws, the board is responsible for receiving and reviewing applications for funding and deciding how those funds should be distributed.
Members will see “Operation Round Up” as a line item on their monthly bill. For example, if your monthly bill is $85.64, it is automatically rounded up to $86.00. The Operation Round-Up line item will show $0.36, which will be deposited in the Operation Round-Up fund.
A wide range of donations are made annually to rural fire departments, community service projects, economic development projects, educational and youth programs, crisis centers, and to assist with emergencies such as fires or medical disasters.