Operation Round Up

Participate in ORU Plus and help a neighbor

Since Operation Round Up was started more than 20 years, ago, the program has made a $5.6 million difference in our communities one penny at a time.

The community outreach program has proven to be a simple way for Cuivre River Electric members to help a neighbor in need and ensure that our communities continue to thrive.

Operation Round Up exists through the generosity of members who voluntarily choose to "round up" their electric bill payments each month to the next dollar amount.

ORU grant awards top $300,000 again

For the third year in a row, the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awarded grants topping $300,000.

In 2018, 243 grants totaling $325,807.27 were given to individuals, families and community organization in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Pike counties. Of that amount, 104 grants equaling $127,785.27 were issued to individuals and families, 69 grants for $128,272 were presented to organizations and 70 college scholarships totaling $69,750 were awarded to students.

Grant helps support emergency shelter

The number of youth facing homelessness has been growing at an alarming rate.

In Youth In Need's service area, the number of homeless students increased 114 percent over the last seven school years, from 5,886 (2009-2010) to 12,599 (2016-2017). These numbers include counts of 803 homeless students in St. Charles County, 409 in Warren County and 100 in Lincoln County.

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