First Electric Cooperative’s member-supported Operation Round-Up program awarded $29,460 to 18 local organizations in April., according to a news release.


Recipients by county include:


Arkansas County — Phillips Community College Foundation – Stuttgart Council, $1,500; Grant County — The Literacy Council of Grant County, $1,000;


Lonoke County; The Sonshine Project, $1,000; Feed the Veterans, $1,000.


Cleburne County — Drasco Fire Department, $1,400; Wilburn Fire & Rescue Department, $2,000; Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, $2,000; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 57, $2,000.


Perry County — Civic Improvement Association of Perry County, $2,000’ Morrilton Human Relations Council, $1,500; Perry County Shooting Sports, $1,520; Pulaski County; Fish Net Missions of Jacksonville, $2,000; I Can! Of Arkansas, $2,000; Holy Sews, Inc., $2,000; Saline County — Crow’s Station Fire Protection Association, $2,000; Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, $1,500; White County; Antioch Volunteer Fire Department, $2,040; Arkansas Bikers for Children, $1,000.


Members who enroll in Operation Round-Up volunteer to have their electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount each month. They have donated more than $1.19 million for local service organizations and scholarships for high school seniors since 1998. Members may enroll by calling 800-489-7405 or looking under the “Community” tab at www.firstelectric.coop.


First Electric serves more than 95,000 active accounts throughout 18 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative’s headquarters is located in Jacksonville with full-service offices in Bryant, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.