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Operation Round-Up®

With the motto "Small Change that Changes Lives," Operation Round-Up® is a program to “round up” the amounts on electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. The difference is placed in a separate fund as a donation to be distributed to local charities. A committee of community leaders, Southwest Iowa REC employees and directors receives and evaluates these donation requests, then makes recommendations for disbursements to the Southwest Iowa REC Board of Directors, who have the final approval. ​

  • The funds are used to address individual and community needs such as food, shelter, clothing, health, education and service projects.
  • The funds cannot be used for political purposes.
  • Individuals or organizations requesting Operation Round-Up® donations do not have to be members of Southwest Iowa REC, however they do need to be a resident and located in our service territory.  Southwest Iowa REC serves all or part of the following counties: Adair, Adams, Cass, Decatur, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor and Union.

Operation Round-Up® is an innovative way to continue to make a difference in our local communities. Individuals and organizations with needs are encouraged to apply for Operation Round-Up® donations:  

Operation Round-Up® Individual Application

Operation Round-Up® Organization Application


Southwest Iowa REC is proud of our member participation in Operation Round-Up®.  We are excited to be able to make a difference in the lives of people in our local communities.

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