(8-2-17) Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $12,300 to 13 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 $971,983 to 811 area projects.

The latest recipients are:

  • Mercer County Educational Service Center, $2,000 to support the investED program.

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 Sharon Keeran, Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund trustee and Karen Rose of ESC

  • Riverside Art Center, Wapakoneta, $1,250 to buy an office computer.
  • C.A.L.L. Ministries, Celina, $1,250 to help purchase a generator for the aquaponics system.

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 Sharon Keeran, Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund trustee and Tim Clutter of C.A.L.L.

  • Partnership for Violence Free Families, $1,000 to support the third annual suicide prevention and awareness walk in Wapakoneta.
  • Lima Symphony Orchestra, $1,000 to help the Young People’s Concert and the Baroque by Candlelight program.
  • OUR Home Family Resource Center, Celina, $1,000 to buy furniture and blinds for the lobby.

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 Sharon Keeran, Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund trustee and Kelly Bartlette and Kathy Mescher of OUR Home

  • Kiwanis Club of Delphos, $1,000 to purchase a bench for the new splash pad area.
  • Agape Ministries, St. Marys, $800 towards a hand truck for moving food in the food pantry.
  • Wright State University – Lake Campus, $750 to support the STEM club educational program for youth.
  • Children’s Hometown Holiday, Wapakoneta, $750 to help with the skating rink for the Christmas event.
  • Elida Middle School, $500 to buy iPads for the special education classroom.
  • St. Marys East Elementary School, $500 to buy Chromebooks.
  • Auglaize County Historical Society, $500 to help with tracking and organizing historical items in its collection.

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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