Operation Round Up

Grant gives boost to Nurse's Needs program

In a time of need, school nurses are sometimes the first resource for children.

The children visit a nurse for many reasons other than a medical illness. The student may be hungry from not eating breakfast, or in need of personal care or clothing items. Sometimes the items may not be available and the children have to do without.
The Adopt-A-Family Ministry based in Wentzville is hoping to fill the void.

Participate in ORU Plus and help a neighbor

Since Operation Round Up was started more than 20 years, ago, the program has made a $5.6 million difference in our communities one penny at a time.

The community outreach program has proven to be a simple way for Cuivre River Electric members to help a neighbor in need and ensure that our communities continue to thrive.

Operation Round Up exists through the generosity of members who voluntarily choose to "round up" their electric bill payments each month to the next dollar amount.

ORU grant awards top $300,000 again

For the third year in a row, the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awarded grants topping $300,000.

In 2018, 243 grants totaling $325,807.27 were given to individuals, families and community organization in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Pike counties. Of that amount, 104 grants equaling $127,785.27 were issued to individuals and families, 69 grants for $128,272 were presented to organizations and 70 college scholarships totaling $69,750 were awarded to students.