Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc., has partnered with CoBank to provide $6,000 worth of monetary donations to three local charitable organization, Community Food Basket Serving Northern Riley County in Riley, KS, The Lighthouse For Christ, in Clay Center, KS and the Community Health Ministry in Wamego, KS. The donations were a part of CoBank’s “Sharing Success” Charitable Contribution Program for 2021. 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 $4 million fund is a cornerstone of CoBank’s corporate citizenship efforts, matching donations by the bank’s cooperative and other eligible customers to nonprofit organizations in their communities
Since Sharing Success was established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have together contributed more than $56 million to groups such as volunteer fire departments, local schools and hunger relief programs.
Bluestem’s Board of Trustees committed and provided a $1,000 donation each to the Community Food Basket Serving Northern Riley County, the Lighthouse For Christ, and the Community Health Ministry 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 Community Food Basket Serving Northern Riley County, The Lighthouse For Christ and the Community Health Ministry. with this funding so they can continue their success of helping those in need in the Pottawatomie, Riley, Clay and surrounding counties.