Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc., has partnered with CoBank to provide $12,000 in donations to four local charitable organizations: Shepherds Crossing, Manhattan; The Crisis Center, Manhattan; Caring Community Foundation, Inc., Onaga; and the Washington County Food Bank, Washington.
The donations were part of CoBank’s “Sharing Success” Charitable Contribution Program for 2022. 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 10 years. Together, CoBank and its customers have contributed more than $66 million to support the efforts of these organizations, the majority of which are located in rural communities.
Bluestem committed and provided a $1,500 donation to each of the four organizations, which was then matched by CoBank. Throughout rural America, cooperatives are working to improve the quality of life in their communities.
The Bluestem Board of Trustees is excited and proud to be able to assist these organizations with funding so they can continue their success of helping those in need in Clay, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and surrounding counties.