Local organizations continue to benefit from Palmetto Electric’s nationally-acclaimed giving program, Operation Round Up® (ORU). The Palmetto Electric Trust Board awarded several significant donations with awards totaling $67,500.
Sandalwood Community Food Bank received $2,500 to create an emergency fund of clients in need. Meals on Wheels received $10,000 to assist in providing meals to home bound individuals. Coastal Discovery Museum was granted $30,000 to assist with educational programs, supplies, materials and scholarships. Also, the American Red Cross received $25,000 to better prepare for and establish resiliency within Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties
Berl Davis, Palmetto Electric president and CEO, along with other employees toured the organizational facilities and delivered the checks. “We are pleased to support these very worthy and vital programs that serve the citizens of the Lowcountry,” stated Davis.
All of these donations are made possible through contributions to Palmetto Electric’s Operation Round Up program. Participants donate an average of $6.00 a year by rounding their electric bills to the next highest dollar. “We thank the 82% of our membership participating in Operation Round Up. With their support, these important life changing gifts are made possible,” added Davis. Since 1989, $7.4 million has been collected in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties.