Midwest members donate $16,885 to area charities

Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $16,885 to 20 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund.
Since the program started in 1998, the Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund has provided $959,683 to 798 area projects.
The latest recipients are:
• Buckland Fire Department, $2,500 to replace air pack bottles.
• St. Marys Township Fire Department, $1,800 to buy smart pad tablets for fire trucks.
• Mercer Health, $1,000 towards the west wing expansion project.
• YMCA of Van Wert County, $1,000 to update handicap access to Camp Clay’s swimming area.
• Village of Ohio City, $1,000 to help renovate the Community Building.
• Village of Cridersville, $1,000 to replace grills, tables and trash cans at the Village park.
• Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, Ottawa, $850 to help replace barn lighting.
• Coleman Behavioral Health, $800 to help with new flooring for the Changing Seasons area.
• Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers, $800 to buy rechargeable LED road flares.
• Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta, $770 for a scale pallet truck.
• Niswonger Performing Arts Center, $750 to help offset the cost of the Speaker Series.
• Celina Baseball Association, $750 to help with a new batting cage at Eastview park.
• Wapakoneta High School English Department, $750 to help support a Great Lakes Theatre Festival guest actor/teacher.
• Family Life Center of Auglaize County, $675 to buy supplies for the Young Parents program.
• Celina Community Gardens, $500 to help with upgrades and tools for the garden.
• 4-H Camp Palmer, $500 towards a new high ropes course.
• North Valley CYO, $500 to support the CYO state basketball tournament held locally.
• Coldwater Schools Speech Language Therapy, $440 for a cochlear wireless mini microphone.
• Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent, $400 to support performers.
• Wapakoneta High School Post Prom, $100 to help with prizes and food.
The Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund is a voluntary charitable program. Participating members’ monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar, with the additional pennies deposited in the Fund.
A Board of Trustees, composed of cooperative members and separate from the Midwest Electric Board of Trustees, oversees the application and allocation process.
Individuals or organizations can obtain an application by contacting Midwest Electric, at 419-394-4110 or 1-800-962-3830.

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