H2GO Awards First Recipients of Operation Round Up

In October of 2016, H2GO announced that they would begin a new program called ‘Operation Round Up’. The program gave customers an opportunity to round their water bills up to the next dollar and/or add an additional amount to their water bills, with the proceeds going to charities. The first chosen charities for the program were Brunswick Community College Foundation and Manna Ministry.

In July, H2GO Executive Director Bob Walker presented Elina Dicostanzo, Director of Resource Development for Brunswick Community College Foundation, and Roy Coleman, Paulette Coleman, Kris Allen, and Scott Hennis of Manna Ministry, each with checks for $1,096.65. The proceeds, donated by H2GO customers, will go towards providing educational opportunities and food to residents in Brunswick County. Brunswick Community College Foundation will use the proceeds to provide scholarships to those students in need within the community. Manna Ministries will use the proceeds to purchase a month’s worth of groceries, feeding one hundred twenty-five families in the community.

Beginning July 1st, proceeds from Operation Round Up will be donated to Brunswick Family Assistance, following a board decision in May to change the recipients to the organization. The move was made in an attempt to more directly benefit H2GO customers. In 2017 alone, Brunswick Family Assistance helped low-income H2GO customers pay nearly $1,100 towards their water bills. They expect that number to continue growing.

“We hope to increase awareness and support for the program this year and be able to provide Brunswick Family Assistance with enough money to help pay all H2GO customer’s water bills when they need assistance. Our area was built on ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ and it is something many of our customers take great pride in”, says Tyler Wittkofsky, H2GO Public Information Officer. H2GO customers can join their fellow citizens in supporting BFA by joining Operation Round Up at www.H2GOonline.com/Operation-Round-Up or by visiting H2GO’s office in Leland at 516 Village Rd.
 
Pictured L to R: Bob Walker, H2GO Executive Director; Elina DiCostanzo, Director of Resource Development for Brunswick Community College Foundation; Teresa McLamb, Brunswick Community College Foundation
Board of Director’s President.
Pictured L to R: Roy Coleman, Manna Ministry; Paulette Coleman, Manna Ministry; Kris Allen, Manna Ministry; Bob Walker, H2GO Executive Director; Steve Hennis, Manna Ministry.