for the better …
ripples in water, our actions affect those around us. For example, you can use
your spare change for the better by volunteering for Operation Round Up®.
Participants have their bill rounded to the next dollar to help less fortunate,
local families pay their winter heating bills through donations to
heating-assistance programs at six local social service agencies. Even donating
a few cents in this way can impact your neighbors in positive ways.
contribute only about $6 a year, but the program has generated nearly $750,0000
in heating assistance for the needy since 1997. Sign up today!
How do I sign up to donate to Operation
are three options to sign up:
How does Operation Round Up®
Each month, the Cooperative "rounds up" participants' monthly bills
to the next dollar amount. For example, if the bill is $69.54, it is rounded up
to $70 and the extra 46 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up®
fund. NOVEC pays all administrative costs of the program.
How much can I expect to contribute
The "rounded up" amount averages a total of $6 per year for each
customer. The monthly billing statement shows how much is being donated each
month, along with a year-end statement. The amount contributed to Operation
Round Up® is tax deductible as tax laws permit.
Who benefits from Operation Round Up®?
Low-income families, senior citizens, medical service providers and other
charitable organizations can benefit directly from this program through the
distribution of grant money.
How are the Operation Round Up®
Winter heating grants are paid first by distributing ORU funds to county aid
agencies. After those needs are met the funds will be distributed to local
charitable organizations as designated by the Operation Round Up®
Customer Advisory Board which is comprised of volunteer members representing
each of NOVEC's nine districts.
How do charitable organizations request
Local charitable organizations must complete a grant request form and submit it
to the Operation Round Up® Customer Advisory Board. If approved by
this board, a grant check will be sent to the organization. A follow-up form
outlining how the money was used must also be submitted by organizations
receiving money. To request a form, call 703-392-1511 or 1-888-335-0500,
*Currently charitable grants are on
hold to meet the winter heating assistance needs of the community.
How will Operation Round Up®
work if I am on NOVEC's Levelized Billing Payment Plan?
The ORU amount is based on the actual cost of electricity use for the month.
For example, if your monthly bill would have been $94.55 if you were not on the
levelized billing program, the ORU donation amount would be 45 cents. This 45
cents is added to your monthly levelized bill amount. So, if your monthly
levelized billing amount is $91, with the ORU donation added your total bill
will now be $91.45.
How can I make a onetime donation to
Single donations from NOVEC customers and others outside our service territory
are welcome. Simply mail in a separate check, indicating it is for ORU, to P.O.
Box 2710, Manassas, VA 20108.
If I am in need of fuel assistance,
where do I go?
For information on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) website. You can
also view a list of phone numbers for agencies that
may assist customers in paying their bill.
If you have additional questions about Operation Round Up®, call Donna Snellings at 703-392-1511, 1-888-335-0500, extension 1511 or e-mail email@example.com.