Great Lakes Energy employees give $19,993 to United Way charities

Great Lakes Energy employees get into the spirit of giving by contributing to local United Way agencies and charities each year. A total of $19,993 which included a $5,000 matching grant from cooperative lender Co-Bank will be donated to: Char-Em United Way, Crawford County United Way, Crystal Valley Care Fund, United Way of the Lakeshore, Love INC of Oceana, United Way of Mason County, Manna Food Project, Mecosta-Osceola United Way, United Way of Northwest Michigan, Otsego County United Way and the Otsego County Salvation Army. Pictured is Char-Em Executive Director Lorraine Manary (left) accepting the check on behalf of the United Way from Great Lakes Energy staff members.

Great Lakes Energy employees get into the spirit of giving by contributing to local United Way agencies and charities each year. A total of $19,993 which included a $5,000 matching grant from cooperative lender Co-Bank will be donated to: Char-Em United Way, Crawford County United Way, Crystal Valley Care Fund, United Way of the Lakeshore, Love INC of Oceana, United Way of Mason County, Manna Food Project, Mecosta-Osceola United Way, United Way of Northwest Michigan, Otsego County United Way and the Otsego County Salvation Army. Pictured is Char-Em Executive Director Lorraine Manary (left) accepting the check on behalf of the United Way from Great Lakes Energy staff members.


Great Lakes Energy (GLE) Cooperative employees will contribute $19,993 to local United Way agencies throughout the GLE service area with the help of CoBank, a cooperative lender.

 

GLE employees annually participate in a United Way campaign pledging money from their paychecks throughout the year.

For the second year in a row, the employee contributions received a $5,000 matching grant from CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.

As cooperatives, GLE and CoBank both share a concern for local communities, which is one of the seven cooperative principles.

Since 1999, GLE employees have contributed more than $240,000 to local United Way agencies and charities.

The following United Way agencies and charities were selected by GLE employees to receive contributions:

Char-Em United Way

Crawford County United Way

Crystal Valley Care Fund

United Way of the Lakeshore

Love INC. of Oceana

United Way of Mason County

Manna Food Project

Mecosta-Osceola United Way

United Way of Northwest Michigan

Otsego County United Way

Otsego County Salvation Army

Great Lakes Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Boyne City, serving more than 125,000 members in 26 counties throughout western Michigan.

CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

 

 

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