The CTEC Operation Round-Up Board of Directors awarded their 38th and 39th grant at their Board meeting on April 21, 2009.
After reviewing the applications, a $2000 grant was awarded and presented to the Ricky Cooper family of Mason, Texas. Their home and contents and vehicles were destroyed by a tragic fire recently. The family escaped unharmed, but got out with literally the clothes on their backs. The grant funds from Operation Round-Up will be used to help rebuild their lives.
Another $1000 grant was awarded to Patricia Hansen from Stonewall, to help her family with medical bills.
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. It’s a practice that’s been around the Hill Country area for many years – and it’s what CTEC members who have voluntarily signed up to participate in Operation Round-Up have done for these hill country families. By having their monthly electric bills “rounded up” to the next whole dollar each month, the nearly 1100 Co-op members enrolled have been able to make a difference in the lives of these families.
If you haven’t signed up for Operation Round-Up yet, you can do so simply by picking up the phone and calling the nearest CTEC office to enroll one or all of your accounts. The donations average only 50 cents per month, or $6.00 for the whole year. It’s all tax-deductible and you’ll get a statement of contributions on your January bill.
Here are the CTEC offices that can help you:
Fredericksburg: 830-997-2126 or 1-800-900-CTEC (2832)
CTEC has almost 34,000 meters. For less than the cost of a soda per month, you can have your account “rounded up” too. It an easy inexpensive way to become part of a great community program through your Co-op membership. Call today!
Photo ID’s (L-R): Cooper photo: Curtis Schultz, Operation Round-Up Board of Directors; Dorrie Cooper; Jack Asbill and Roger Jordan, CTEC Board of Directors.