• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:51 am This Day in History for February 20
  • 12:36 am Three Rivers Conference Basketball Tournament
  • 12:10 am Bladen Recreation Nuggets Basketball Team
  • 12:06 am Bladen Recreation’s Orange Basketball Team
  • 12:02 am Bladen Recreation’s Carolina Blue Team

The Four County Electric Membership Corporation Care TRUST also known as Operation Round Up has been in existence since 1994. As of January 18, 2018, the program has awarded over three million dollars to families and non-profit organizations in need.

The motto of Operation Round Up is “small change changes lives.” This is a fantastic motto for a program that truly transforms lives by using small change collected from the members/owners of Four County EMC. The program works by members voluntarily rounding up their power bill to the next dollar. For example, if a member’s power bill is $150.60 then the bill would be rounded up to $151.00 and the additional $0.40 goes in to a fund called Operation Round Up. The money that is “rounded up” is used to provide assistance to cooperative members in crisis situations and non-profit organizations serving the Four County EMC area.

To thank our members/owners for their contributions over the years, we will have a small celebration in each of the three Four County office locations. The celebration will be in Rose Hill on February 20th, Burgaw on February 21st and Elizabethtown on February 22nd. There will be a booth setup in the lobby from 8 a.m. until noon with program information, light refreshments and a small give away while supplies last.