EATON — The Darke Rural Electric “Trust” Board of Trustees recently awarded $1,850 to the HIT Foundation, Senior Home Repair Program.
Operation Round-Up is a special fund created to benefit communities in the Darke Rural Electric Cooperative service area.
The purpose of Operation Round-Up is to accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes that will benefit the community. Each month, members voluntarily round up their bill to the next highest dollar, and the extra pennies are deposited in the trust. A board of trustees, separate from the Darke REC Board, reviews grant applications from charitable groups throughout the Darke REC service area.
The Senior Home Repair Program provides home repair services to low income adults that are 60 years and older, lives in Preble County and own their homes. These individuals who have worked hard to maintain their homes, but are not able to do so, due to limited resources, or often without family or physical support. Home repairs through this unique to Preble County program include: repair/replace furnaces and hot water heaters, floors, plumbing, and electrical repairs, and handicap accessibility options.