Operation Round Up


Total Operation Round Up Dollars Raised

Operation Round Up® is Walton EMC’s community assistance program.

The concept is to extend the principle on which electric cooperatives were built over 85 years ago –– neighbor helping neighbor –– and as a cooperative to follow one of our core principles, which is commitment to community.

The program is a simple and rewarding way for our customer-owners to raise money for local charities, needy individuals and service organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you elect to participate, your monthly electric bill will be “rounded up” to the next dollar. For example, if your bill is $52.51, you’ll pay $53.00. The extra 49 cents goes to a special fund administered by volunteer co-op members through the Walton EMC Trust. You’ll give an average of 50 cents a month or $6 a year. Any administrative costs are absorbed by Walton EMC, so 100 percent of your donation is used to make life better. And the Trust’s bylaws specifically prohibit paying electric bills with the money you donate. It’s also tax deductible.

Becoming an Operation Round Up donor is easy! Sign Up with this form. You can discontinue your contribution at any time.

Your monthly bill shows how much is being contributed to Operation Round Up. In December, your bill will have a yearly total for tax purposes.

The Trust Board

Members of the Walton Electric Trust Board are named by Walton EMC’s Board of Directors. Each co-op board member selects a trust board member from the district he or she represents.

The trust board volunteers many hours to make sure Operation Round Up funds are spent in the most responsible way.

Board members are (top row, from left): Glenn George, Bill Feldkamp, Henry Hibbs, Stephanie Higgins, Gloria Berry, Deedra Leach, Ed Pollard and Don Hardison. Bottom row, from left: David Foy, Patti Ruiz, Janice Knight, Sylvia Byrd, Sandra Roberts and Nancy Abbott. Not Pictured: Latasha Archer.

Operation Round Up® Recipients

Here are recent individuals and groups in Walton EMC’s 10-county service area that have benefited from Round Up funds:


Boys & Girls Club of Winder-Barrow

location Barrow, Clarke, Oconee & Walton Counties

Educational assistance to help all youth graduate on time and prepare for today’s workforce.


Camp Kudzu

location All of WEMC Service Area

Funding to provide camp scholarships to underserved children/teens in our area living with Type 1 Diabetes. Camp empowers and supports children & teens’ self-confidence, self-efficacy, technical skills and normalizes disease state.


Family Counseling Service of Athens

location Barrow, Clarke, Greene, Morgan, Oconee, Walton Counties

Provides assistance for counseling to those who otherwise cannot afford it.


Lettum Eat!

location Barrow, Clarke, Dekalb & Gwinnett Counties

Assistance to create modular kitchens that will serve free food for those who are in need.


Operation Appreciation

location All of WEMC Service Area

Project to assist Military members and families.


Project ADAM Community Assistance

location All of WEMC Service Area

Funding to provide meals at the Project ADAM Recovery Residence serving those overcoming chemical dependency.


Emergency assistance for five individuals.

Heirborn Servants Project Manager Tiffany Castro, left, accepts an Operation Round Up donation from Walton EMC Communications Specialist Morgan Spivey. The funds will help to provide transportation for single mothers and trafficking victims.

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See for yourself how small change from Operation Round Up changes lives.
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Apply for Funds:

Walton EMC is accepting applications for the next distribution of Operation Round Up funds. Non-profit community-based organizations and individuals in need in the 10-county area served by Walton EMC are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed by the trust board, and a decision is then made on disbursement of funds.

Or call: 770.266.2353, to receive an application by mail.

Contact Us

Call (770) 267.2505 to speak to a Customer Care Representative from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.