This is the fourth consecutive year for the Overton Power District No. 5 “Round Up for Education” program, a program instituted by the OPD Board of Directors in 2014 and funded by ratepayers who round their power bills up to the nearest dollar each month, contributing an average of about 50 cents monthly. “Ratepayers can opt-in to the program simply by asking one of our customer service representatives, in person or by phone, and specify whether the additional small-change donation made each month will go to school programs in Virgin Valley or in Moapa Valley” said OPD Public Affairs Specialist Keith Buchhalter.
Overton Power District No. 5 (OPD) officials recently presented checks totaling $2,929 to school officials in both the Moapa Valley and the Virgin Valley for use in local school programs. In Virgin Valley, the monthly small-change donations by customers that participated in the program over the past year were accumulated into a check for $1,349.63 presented at the Virgin valley High school homecoming football game on October 12, 2018.
In Moapa Valley, a check for $1,579.26 was presented at the Moapa Valley High School homecoming football game on September 14, 2018. These funds are administered by school committees in each Valley who decides how the funds are going to be divided to support education and athletic programs.
OPD’s Public Affairs Specialist Keith Buchhalter “Round Up for Education is a great way to support our schools. OPD administers the program free of charge and 100% of the funds collected are donated to the school of your choice. This past year, we had a total of 494 participants, and we were able to present to the schools on behalf of our customers close to $3,000 dollars. Can you imagine if we had double or triple the number of participants?”.
If you would like to participate, please call your local Overton Power District No. 5 office at (702) 346-5710 or (702) 397-2512.