Operation Round Up | Doing Great Things Together

Coast Electric Power Association has a long history of supporting our community and giving back to our friends and neighbors. In 2018, we made some changes to our Operation Round Up program to extend our community commitment even further, all thanks to the generosity of our members.

Operation Round Up is a program that rounds up the bills of participating Coast Electric members to the nearest dollar. Contributions are used to fund programs that improve the quality of life in our communities. The program is designed to put 65% of donations into a community trust to fund grants for local charitable organizations and 10% is put into an endowment for future charitable giving.

These funds are managed by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The remaining 25% of donations are used for residential energy assistance through the Share Your Blessings program managed by Catholic Charities of South Mississippi. The average monthly donation per member is just fifty cents and while it may not seem like your spare change can do much, when combined with the efforts of your fellow Coast Electric members, your pennies and dimes are funding projects that improve the quality of life in our local communities. From children’s organizations to environmental initiatives and so much more, we are doing great things, together.

The Cooperative Difference

One benefit of cooperative membership is that leadership roles are filled by our members. We rely on a committee of nine Coast Electric members to serve on the Operation Round Up Community Trust Committee. These members are advocates in the community and help determine which grants will be funded to making lasting, positive impacts in our local communities.

Coast Electric Committee Members

HANCOCK COUNTY

DuJuan Bosarge
Paul Guichet
Lloyd Ramirez Jr.

HARRISON COUNTY

Raymunda Barnes
Anderson Hill
EJ Roberts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY

Keith Cavaliere
Billy Joe Lee
Ross Watkins

Share Your Blessings

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Projects Funded

1st Quarter Grant Recipients

Hope Haven of Hancock County $3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter $6,000
Pneuma-Winds of Hope $6,000
Goodwill Industries of South MS $5,500
Manna Ministries $5,000
Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department $8,000
Crossroads Food Pantry $5,000
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra $2,000
Back Bay Mission $7,000
CASA of Harrison County $4,300
United Service Organization $8,000
Whisper of Hope Foundation $4,000
Wild at Heart Rescue $3,000
Teen Challenge of MS, Inc. $5,000
Total $71,800

2nd Quarter Grant Recipients

Hope Haven of Hancock County $3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter $6,000
Pneuma-Winds of Hope $6,000
Goodwill Industries of South MS $5,500
Manna Ministries $5,000
Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department $8,000
Crossroads Food Pantry $5,000
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra $2,000
Back Bay Mission $7,000
CASA of Harrison County $4,300
United Service Organization $8,000
Whisper of Hope Foundation $4,000
Wild at Heart Rescue $3,000
Teen Challenge of MS, Inc. $5,000
Total $71,800

3rd Quarter Grant Recipients

Hope Haven of Hancock County $3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter $6,000
Pneuma-Winds of Hope $6,000
Goodwill Industries of South MS $5,500
Manna Ministries $5,000
Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department $8,000
Crossroads Food Pantry $5,000
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra $2,000
Back Bay Mission $7,000
CASA of Harrison County $4,300
United Service Organization $8,000
Whisper of Hope Foundation $4,000
Wild at Heart Rescue $3,000
Teen Challenge of MS, Inc. $5,000
Total $71,800

Members Make it Possible

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-Felice Gillum
USO Gulf Coast

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-Felice Gillum
USO Gulf Coast

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-Felice Gillum
USO Gulf Coast

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