Recognition near and far
Organizations throughout the Lowcountry have certainly recognized the importance of Operation Round Up to local charities and needy individuals.
The program was a major factor in Palmetto Electric receiving Jasper County’s “Sergeant Jasper Award” as well as “Business of the Year” awards from the Hampton County Chamber of Commerce and the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce.
Since Operation Round Up first began, Palmetto Electric has received a National Cooperative Council Public Service Award. In addition, Palmetto Electric is a past recipient of the Council of Rural Electric Communicators Award of Excellence for Best Total Communications Program.
“The awards we’ve received are really a testament to our members’ concern for their own community,” says former CEO and founder, G. Thomas Upshaw. “I also thank the Palmetto Electric Board for their support and commitment to the program and our Trust Board for their excellent guidance and stewardship. The entire Palmetto Electric family got behind Operation Round Up in 1989 and has stayed behind it ever since. It has been a true blessing to everyone involved.”
Palmetto Electric and its member owners have proven with Operation Round Up that a pool of small donations amounts to “Small Change that Changes Lives.” If you would like to join us in our commitment to community, please call us at 1-800-922-5551.