The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Midwest Electric gives $12,800 to groups

VW independent/submitted information

ST. MARYS — Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $12,800 to eight west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund.

Since the program began in 1998, the Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund has provided $851,485 to 678 area projects.

The recent Fund recipients include the following:

  • American Red Cross, Lima, $2,500 to help with local disaster assistance.
  • Coldwater Fire Department, $2,200 to help buy Jaws of Life extraction equipment.
  • New Knoxville Fire Department, $2,100 to replace fire boots.
  • St. Marys City Schools, $2,000 to support a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) module.
  • Hilty Childcare Center, $1,500 to buy iPads for educational use.
  • Delphos St. Vincent de Paul Society, $1,000 to buy food for area needy families.
  • Partnership for Violence Free Families, $1,000 to help a suicide prevention walk in Wapakoneta.
  • Van Wert County Fair, $500 to help sponsor the gospel singing tent at the county fair.

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 800.962.3830.

POSTED: 02/07/15 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: Business