Medina Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program recently awarded $7,470 to residents throughout its service area.
Twenty-four of these recipients, named below, were part of the Operation Grocery Give program and received a $150 gift card to H-E-B to help with the purchase of holiday meals.
- Ann Marie and Oscar Torres, Devine
- Capri Hinojosa and Brandon Oliphant, Uvalde
- Carla Brown, Dilley
- Carlos and Yolanda Herrera, Devine
- Cindy Balderrama, Devine
- Deidra and Jeremy Dawley, Natalia
- Eleanor Yanez, Devine
- Elizabeth Castro and Anthony Rodriguez, Laredo
- Erika and Benny Cisneros, Devine
- Felix and Martha Hernandez, Devine
- Heather and Eric Gilliland, Moore
- Irma and Silberio Casas, Natalia
- Jose and Mary Ann Rodriguez, Devine
- Jose and Michelle Gomez, Hondo
- Linda Searson, Castroville
- Mary E. Villar, Castroville
- Michelle Rodriguez, D’Hanis
- Miranda Benetti, Uvalde
- Paula and Simon Davila, Devine
- Rafaela Cantu, Rio Grande City
- Ramon Valles, Hondo
- Ruth and Emmanuel Lozano, Devine
- Shawna and Joseph Mason, Devine
- Stacy Urrutia, Hondo
The ORU committee also awarded $3,870 to families.
- Capri Hinojosa and Brandon Oliphant (Uvalde) received $620 to help pay for Kaiden, their 4-year-old son’s, dental surgery.
- Priscilla Mejia and Adrian Rosas (Hondo) received $2,500 to help with the cost of an upcoming surgery for their 7-year-old son, Joaquin. This will be his seventh surgery.
- Jo Francis and Bailey Massey (Uvalde) were awarded $750 to assist in paying for their son, Bailey’s, equine therapy at Dream Walker Equine Therapy Center in Uvalde. The therapy helps him with his upper body strength and overall morale.
Applications for ORU’s general donations are being accepted for 2021 and are due February 5. Applicants do not need to be members of Medina EC but must reside in one of the 17 counties served by the cooperative. Applicants must include a letter of why the donation is needed. For more information and to apply online, visit MedinaEC.org/ORU.
ORU is funded by the generosity of Medina EC members who opt to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar, by employees who donate through payroll deduction and by donations from individuals or organizations straight to ORU.