RECENTLY, THE OPERATION ROUND-UP Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved two grants to support local Meals on Wheels programs.
The Gillespie County Committee on Aging, locally known as the Golden Hub, provides nutritious meals to seniors in and around Fredericksburg. This organization also provides opportunities to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens in Gillespie County by providing social and health related activities as well. The Golden Hub received a grant of $1,500 to help with this essential service.
Another recipient was the Hill Country Community Action Association’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals to senior shut-ins in Kingsland, Buchanan Dam and Sunrise Beach. The HCCAA service area covers nine counties, including Llano, San Saba and Mason, which are also included in the CTEC service area. HCCAA also received a grant in the amount of $1,500.
Operation Round-Up is a program that has been around the Hill Country area for many years, and it’s all because of CTEC members who voluntarily participate. By having their monthly electric bills “rounded up” to the next whole dollar each month, over 1,500 enrolled co-op members have been able to make a difference in the lives of neighbors in their communities.
CTEC members who haven’t signed up for Operation Round-Up yet can do so simply by visiting the CTEC website at www.ctec.coop or by picking up the phone and calling the nearest CTEC office to enroll one or all of their accounts. The average contribution comes to 50 cents per month, or just $6 for an entire year.
One-time monetary contributions to Operation Round-Up are also accepted. Just call any CTEC office and tell them your preference. All donations are tax-deductible.
It’s an easy, inexpensive way to become part of a great community program through your co-op membership.
For more information about these programs, please see contact information below:
The Golden Hub
1009 N Lincoln Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Hill Country Community Action
2905 W Wallace St
San Saba, Texas 76877