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First Electric members help support local nonprofits

Hearts & Hooves receives $1,000 from First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Pictured, from left, are Operation Round-Up Chairman Reedie Ray, Hearts & Hooves Executive Director Liz Marg and First Electric work order clerk Mark Ureña, who volunteers at the therapeutic riding center.
Hearts & Hooves receives $1,000 from First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Pictured, from left, are Operation Round-Up Chairman Reedie Ray, Hearts & Hooves Executive Director Liz Marg and First Electric work order clerk Mark Ureña, who volunteers at the therapeutic riding center.

Fourteen local nonprofit organizations received donations in July thanks to members who participate in First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. The Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees, which consists of community members, approved $14,300 in

Lonoke County: Kohen’s Park Foundation, $1,000; Lonoke County Fair & Livestock Association, $1,000; Lonoke County Open Arms Shelter, $1,000 and Lonoke Exceptional School, $1,000

Pulaski County: Hearts & Hooves, $1,000

First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up agree to have their electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month. That money – more than $712,000 since 1998 – funds nonprofit donations and college scholarships. To sign up or to apply for funds, visit www.firstelectric.coop or call 800-489-7405.

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