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.