Operation Roundup®

Operation Roundup® is a voluntary assistance program funded by DEMCO members who have their monthly utility bills "rounded up" to the nearest dollar to assist the elderly, handicapped, and other needy individuals and families.

With Operation Roundup®, DEMCO automatically rounds up monthly utility bills to the next even dollar amount. Members participating in the program pay an average of 50 cents more each month. This monthly contribution can be as small as one penny, but never more than 99 cents. For example, if an actual bill is $76.85, it will be rounded up to $77.00. This extra 15 cents, together with extra cents from other DEMCO members, can make a world of difference to someone in need.

Operation Roundup® began in South Carolina and is now used throughout the southeastern United States by electric utilities to improve the quality of life in their local community. The program is administered through the DEMCO Foundation and is governed by a nine person board of directors composed of area civic and community leaders.

For more information concerning Operation Roundup® please call (225) 262-2141 or send an e-mail to roundup@demco.org.