Choptank Electric Trust gives over $4 million

submitted to dorchester banner/choptank electric coop Members of the Choptank Electrict Trust, Inc. hold up a check for $4,000,000 representing the donation milestone amount given back to local communities on the Eastern Shore.

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Members of the Choptank Electric Trust, Inc. hold up a check for $4,000,000 representing the donation milestone amount given back to local communities on the Eastern Shore.

DENTON – The Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., funded by Choptank Electric Cooperative and its members through Operation Round Up®, reached its $4 million donation milestone this past spring. The Choptank Electric Trust distributes funds raised by members back into local communities here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“Since 2004, the goal of Operation Round Up® is to help individuals, families, charitable, and cultural organizations in our communities address unmet needs in the areas of health, education, and emergency needs such as food, shelter, clothing and equipment, to name just a few,” said Deborah Carter, president of the Trust Board and representative from Cecil County. “Operation Round-Up funds are also used to award seven $2,000 scholarships annually to outstanding graduating high school seniors in our communities.”

The success of the Choptank Electric Trust and Operation RoundUp® program is solely based on the amount of members who participate in the program. “We are so grateful for our members’ generous and continued support,” said Mike Wheatley, president and CEO of Choptank Electric. “Ninety-one percent of our members participate in this program and they have made it possible for our Trust Board to reach this historic milestone.”

Operation Round-Up is funded by contributions from participating co-op members by “rounding up” their monthly electricity bills. The result is an average donation of roughly $6 per year. The funds are administered by the nine Trust Board members who represent the nine counties of the Eastern Shore.

For more information about Chop-tank Electric Cooperative, visit website at www.choptankelectric.coop or call our Member Service Center at 1-877-892-0001.

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