A program we can all be proud of!
Operation Round-Up provides assistance to members of our community who, through no fault of their own, have suffered a catastrophic event. This program allows participating members to have their energy bill rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference is donated to Operation Round-Up. One-hundred percent of the donations are used to help our members. The average contribution is only 50 cents per month. All contributions are tax deductible.
CAN CHANGE LIVES
In difficult times, many families are stretched to the breaking point. Since September 2018, Operation Round-Up has disbursed $64,743.02 to help 14 Cooperative families who have suffered a catastrophic event through no fault of their own.
Since the program's inception in 1994, the fund has disbursed over $2.1 million to 618 deserving families.
WREC Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Meet the Lutzker Family!
The Lutzker family are recent recipients. Their daughter Hailee was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo two surgeries and multiple doctor visits. Due to high medical bills and ongoing appointments, they fell behind in their rent, and were given a 3-day eviction notice. Funds from Operation Round-Up paid their back rent to prevent eviction so Hailee could rest comfortably as she continues to recuperate. If you are not currently participating, please consider joining this beneficial program.
Meet Larisah Liuz-Baxter
Larisah Luiz-Baxter is a teenager battling cancer. This courageous young lady needed a motorized wheelchair due to balance issues and weakness. Thanks to your generosity, Larisah now has the mobility to move about her home.
Larisah and her family are very grateful for your contributions which made her life a little easier.
Meet Cooperative Member Domenico Ruggia!
Mr. Ruggia lives in Pasco county and is 98 years young. He is living on a fixed income and was having some health issues. Because of his fixed income he could not afford to get his A/C fixed, and the heat was having a negative impact on his breathing. Through your generosity Operation Round-up replaced his A/C and now he can breathe a little easier.
WREC would like you to meet Febelyn Janacek
Mrs. Janacek and her family are residents of New Port Richey. They have been WREC Members for twenty years. Due to health issues in the home they reached out to Operation Round-Up for assistance to have their roof replaced. Thanks to our Members who donate to Operation Round-Up this family received a new roof.
This assistance could not be provided without the generosity of WREC Members who round their electric bill up to the nearest dollar each month to support other Co-op Members who have suffered a catastrophic event to no fault of their own.
Meet 16 Year Old – Logan Capolupo
Logan Capalupo and his grandfather were setting off fireworks on this past 4th of July. He reached for a smoke bomb to light, but it turned out not to be a smoke bomb, but a firecracker. The lit firecracker blew up in his hand and he had to endure three surgeries in 27 days, with more to come.
These surgeries, coupled with physical therapy, have allowed Logan to regain movement in his hand. Logan's family stayed by his side during this tragic event, and due to his injury, they fell behind in their rent. Operation Round-Up disbursed funds to keep the family from being evicted.
* Operation Round-Up is a non-profit subsidiary of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Sign Me Up!
YES! I am interested in participating in Operation Round-Up! Please include me in this worthy program!
The fastest and easiest way to sign up is to Log In to your SmartHub account or Register for online access if you have not yet done so. Once in SmartHub go to the 'Billing & Payments' tab, and select 'Operation Round-Up'.