Sawnee EMC Members Now Able to Participate in Operation RoundUp Via Smart Hub

(Cumming, GA; August 26, 2016) – Sawnee EMC announced today that members can now participate in the Sawnee Foundation’s Operation RoundUp program through Sawnee EMC’s SmartHub web portal, which is Sawnee’s online “one stop shop” for member engagement.

The SmartHub online portal currently includes resources that allow Sawnee members to review their detailed energy usage, billing history, as well as make a payment or report an outage. But now, members who have an existing online account in SmartHub, will also be able to participate in the Operation RoundUp program.

Sawnee EMC members can simply log into their SmartHub account and enroll in the Sawnee EMC Foundation’s Operation RoundUp program under the “Billing and Payments” drop down menu. The enrollment setup will allow you to select the contribution option that works best for them.

Do not have a Sawnee EMC SmartHub account? No problem. To create an online SmartHub account, point your browser to www.sawnee.com and follow the prompts or contact our Customer Call Center at 770‐887‐2363 and we will do the rest.

A member who makes the decision to participate in Sawnee EMC Foundation’s Operation RoundUp program can either choose to round up their monthly bill to the next highest dollar, add a fixed amount to their bill for each month, or simply make a one‐time donation. This section will also provide a record of the Operation RoundUp contributions made by the member.

“The addition of this new feature at our SmartHub portal only makes sense,” states Cindy Badgett,
Director of External Affairs. Mrs. Badgett further states, “Not only will our members be able to enroll in Operation RoundUp easily; they will be making the decision to support our local charitable organizations.”

Sawnee EMC formed the Sawnee EMC Foundation in 2003 and the foundation adopted Operation RoundUp as a program that helps charitable organizations within Sawnee EMC’s service territory. The program is overseen by an independent and voluntary Board of Directors. Members who participate in Operation RoundUp, elect to “round up” their electric bill to the next highest dollar. For example, if a member’s electric bill is $61.80, it would be rounded to $62.00, and the additional 20 cents goes to the Foundation; and 100% are donated to charitable organizations through an application process.

Members with questions regarding the Sawnee EMC Foundation Operation RoundUp program, are encouraged to contact Sawnee EMC through one of its member communication methods. These include online chat at www.sawnee.com, email customerservice@sawnee.com, tweet to
@SawneeAssist, or via telephone at 770‐887‐2363. Additional information about the Operation Round Up and the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation can be found online at www.sawnee.com/foundation.

About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 161,500 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $524 million, with energy sales of 3.6 billion kWh and annual revenue of $354 million. With a team of approximately 305 dedicated professionals and over
10,150 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready at all times to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.

About Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation
The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and exists to assist charitable organizations in the communities served by Sawnee EMC. Through the Foundation, participating members voluntarily donate one cent at a time by ‘rounding’ up their Sawnee EMC energy bill to the next highest dollar. Since its inception in April 2003, the Sawnee Foundation has donated over $1,969,349.00 to local charitable organizations, to local schools through its “Bright Ideas” educational projects as well as through its youth scholarship program.