Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Bluestem), in Wamego and Clay Center, Kansas, has partnered with CoBank to provide $6,000 worth of monetary donations to three local charitable organization, The Washington County Food Bank in Washington, Ks, Shepherd’s Crossing in Manhattan, KS and The Caring Community Foundation, Inc. in Onaga, KS. The donations were a part of CoBank’s “Sharing Success” Charitable Contribution Program for 2020. CoBank, headquartered outside of Denver, Colorado, is a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers such as Bluestem Electric and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States.
The “Sharing Success” program was developed by CoBank and was first launched in 2012 to celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of the Cooperative, Sharing Success has matched contributions to hundreds of charitable organizations in all 50 states over the past five years. Together, CoBank and its customers have contributed more than $3 million to support the efforts of these organizations, the majority of which are located in rural communities.
Bluestem committed and provided a $1,000 donation each to The Washington County Food Bank, Shepherd’s Crossing and The Caring Community Foundation, Inc which was then matched by CoBank. Throughout rural America, cooperatives are working to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Bluestem is excited and proud to be able to assist The Washington County Food Bank, Shepherd’s Crossing and The Caring Community Foundation, Inc. with this funding so they can continue their success of helping those in need in the Pottawatomie, Riley, Washington and surrounding counties.