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Broad River Electric Cooperative Distributed $17,500 to 9 Organizations

Broad River Electric Cooperative Distributed $17,500 to 9 Organizations

Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt in March, Broad River Electric Cooperative distributed $17,400 from its Operation Round Up fund to nine local organizations, including Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, Cherokee County First Steps, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, Humane Society of Cherokee County, The Salvation Army of Spartanburg, Temple Education Ministries, and Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS).

Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up is a program, where the monthly balance of participating members is rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra change goes to the fund that assists organizations and goodwill missions in and around Broad River Electric Cooperative’s service area.

Funds from Operation Round Up are distributed quarterly through Broad River Electric Charities, Inc, which is governed by a 7-member board representing the cooperative and the three counties it primarily serves, Cherokee, Union, and Spartanburg. Organizations wishing to request funds can contact the cooperative to begin the application process.

Broad River Electric Charities is a philanthropic subsidiary of Broad River Electric Cooperative, a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative, providing services to nearly 19,000 members in Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union, and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk, and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.

UWS appreciates Broad River Electric Cooperative and its members for their generous donation through the Operation Round Up Fund! For more information, visit the Union Daily Times article at