The Power of Nolin Membership
Nine Community Organizations Receive Operation Round-Up Funds
Nolin RECC members have voluntarily contributed thousands of dollars in a special account
to help their community. These dollars began as small change through the Operation Round-Up
(ORU) program at Nolin. Since implementing ORU in June 2006, over $160,000 has been
donated to projects/agencies in our communities.
ORU allows the co-op members to voluntarily contribute quarters, dimes, nickels, and even
pennies into a special account that is used to help worthy causes in our community. Participants
agree to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra change dedicated to
charitable causes and community projects.
Local citizens make up a nonprofit board of directors that governs ORU. The board reviews
applications for community projects and makes decisions on when, where, and how to utilize
funds. ORU looks for special projects that will have a lasting value in the community.
The most recent contributions were presented at the Nolin RECC annual meeting June 24 at
John Hardin High School. Altogether, more than $22,000 was awarded to the Association of
Retarded and Handicapped of Hardin County (ARHHC), Teaching Essential Social Skills to
Children with Autism (Camp TESSA), Greenspace, CASA of the Heartland, USA Cares,
SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program, Helping Hand of Hope, LaRue County High School
Girls Basketball Program, and Mission Hope for Kids.
Participation in ORU is easy. There is a place on the back of your electric bill that allows you to
sign up for the program, or you can call the office at (270) 765-6153.