but Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative members’ hearts are more
united than ever. A total of $12,639 in first-quarter donations was
distributed to 12 local organizations through the co-op’s Operation
Round Up program.
Participating members “round up” their monthly
electric bills to the next dollar, with the extra pennies being used to
help fund community charities and groups.
The most recent donation recipients include:
Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation; $500 toward their Niswonger Speaker Series
Latty; $1,000 for program supplies and books for those struggling with
addiction, working alongside Paulding’s Drug Court
United Way of Putnam County; $750 for children’s books for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program
CIN/Putnam County Special Olympics; $500 for event supplies and assistance
Paulding County EMA; $600 for mass casualty trailer awning and LED night lights
Fort Jennings Volunteer Fire Department; $1,939 for a calibration and bump test machine
Synergy Learning Center, Van Wert; $1,000 for food, clothing and reward program supplies for students
Western Buckeye Educational Service Center, Paulding; $1,250 for student speaker series on leadership
Middle Point Fireman’s Association; $1,600 for high-visibility neon jackets
United Way of Paulding County; $1,000 for school supply drive, including headsets and backpacks
Putnam County Habitat for Humanity; $1,500 for Critical Home Repair Program
Paulding Schools FFA; $1,000 for hygiene supply closet for students
Round Up was started in 2010 as a way to give back to PPEC’s
communities – groups in both Ohio and Indiana can apply. A board of
trustees, composed of co-op members and separate from the PPEC board,
oversees the application process. Organizations can apply for Operation
Round Up assistance by contacting Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op at
1-800-686-2357 or visiting www.ppec.coop/operation-round-up.
Putnam Electric Cooperative is proud to serve more than 12,900 members
in Paulding, Putnam, Defiance, Van Wert, and Allen counties in Ohio, and
Adams and Allen counties in Indiana. Since 1935, our not-for-profit
model has allowed us to provide affordable, reliable, and safe power to
rural areas with pride.