Coast Electric celebrates Operation Round Up

Coast Electric held a ceremony to celebrate its Operation Round Up program and the fact it has now invested more than a million dollars into the community.

Since Coast Electric began rounding up participating members’ bills in December of 2018 more than $1 million has been invested into our community in the form of grants for charitable organizations that make our community a better place to live.

At the celebration, organizations that received grants thanked Coast Electric and talked about how it has impacted their work. Grant recipient Jackie Beech said, “It was going to be very difficult. I don’t know how we would do it and the grant is basically a life saver for that building to hold our Mercy House up, hearing the stories that are going on now. It’s just unbelievable what a company can do.”

Besides reaching more than $1 million in total grants, the Community Trust Committee also reviewed 46 grant applications.

Twenty-six of those were approved and more than $227,000 in this round of grants was awarded.

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