Small Donations Make a Big Impact

river fund I'm a giver logo2020, especially, and even 2021 have continued to be challenging for so many people. The past year has demonstrated struggles and unforeseen circumstances can occur with little to no warning, and those that were once stable might need some assistance at times to weather the storm. Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) supports our community and participates in multiple programs to assist our members.

The River Fund, a nonprofit based out of Bullhead City, administers MEC-sponsored programs to help members with their electric bill payments or utility-related appliance repairs and replacements. Every year, if funds are available, the MEC Board of Directors approves a contribution to the River Fund. In 2020, the board doubled the donation for a total of $70,000 to serve members across MEC territory during COVID-19.

Complementing the MEC Board of Director’s donation to the River Fund, MEC employees lead by example. Employees can voluntarily use a payroll deduction to contribute directly to the River Fund. MEC also participates in programs sponsored by our corporate vendors and partners such as CoBank’s Sharing Success donation match, amplifying the total amount donated each year to the River Fund.

Interested in Helping?

Members can also donate to the River Fund by voluntarily adding a dollar to their MEC bill (From the Heart with River Fund) or simply rounding their bill to the nearest dollar (Operation Roundup). These programs help members, and members have the option of donating to one of these programs, or both. Your donations make a difference.

Members can donate to Operation Roundup and add an extra dollar each month to the From the Heart with River Fund program through our SmartHub application on mobile devices or SmartHub online. For those who would like to donate and pay in person, visit with a member service representative to join the programs. You can also speak directly to our member service team by calling (928) 763-1100.

For members who need assistance with their electric bill, please call the River Fund at (928) 704-0039.

We thank all our members who participate in MEC’s From the Heart with River Fund and Operation Roundup programs. The joy of giving is something that cannot be replaced, and you are truly making a big impact for families and our members with small donations that add up quickly.