Since the establishment of the Holmes-Wayne Electric Operation Round Up program that began in January 2006, the members, through the foundation, have given back more than $275,000 to their community. Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative members can voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. Those quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies are placed in the Holmes-Wayne Electric Operation Round Up Foundation. The funds are returned back to organizations, families and individuals in need within the community.
One such organization to receive a donation from the foundation is Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH). This program uses donated funds to process deer during the fall hunting season. The venison is given to local agencies to feed those in need within the community. Last fall, the foundation gave $1,000 to both the Holmes County and Wayne County FHFH programs.
In Holmes County, FHFH processed 106 deer, which resulted in 5,500 pounds, or 22,000 servings, of venison. Wayne County FHFH processed 85 deer, which resulted in 4,851 pounds of ground venison that was provided to 11 different agencies.
Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative
6060 SR 83, Millersburg
Published: January 26, 2012