October 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cando, N.D. - Northern Plains Electric Cooperative recently teamed up with CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative to donate $30,000 to non-profit organizations who contribute to the communities that Northern Plains Electric serves.
At their July board meeting, Northern Plains Electric board of directors approved a donation of $10,000 to be split among four non-profit organizations in their service area. By teaming up with CoBank and Basin Electric Power, Northern Plains helped the non-profits receive matching donations resulting in a total of $7,500 for each organization.
The following entities received $7,500 in grants:
- The Pettibone Rural Fire Department (equipment)
- Fessenden Fire Protection District (gear)
- Woodworth Fire Department (gear)
- Little Bobcats Daycare, Maddock (startup costs)
Co-Bank, a cooperative leading institution headquartered in Denver, makes these funds available through their Sharing Success matching grant program. The program was designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the county.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Bismarck that provides electricity to electric cooperatives in nine states, including Northern Plains Electric.
Northern Plains Electric cooperative is thankful to have partners like CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative who contribute to the communities we serve.
About Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
One of 16 distribution electric cooperatives in North Dakota, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is the largest geographically, serving 11,700 meters of 8,200 members on 6,793 miles of line in a 50-to-70-mile area from south of Jamestown to the Canadian border.
Fessenden Fire Protection District
NPEC Vice President, Curtis Wiesz (center) presents a $7,500 grant to Fessenden Fire Protection District President Don Muscha (right) and Secretary/Treasurer Neal Hayford. The department will use the money to purchase SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) units.
Pettibone Rural Fire Department
NPEC board director, Curt Hanson, presents a $7,500 grant to Shelly Ziesch (left) of the Pettibone Rural Fire Department. The department will use the money towards the purchase of a grass/brush fire unit.
Woodworth Fire Department
NPEC board director Curt Hanson (right) presents a $7,500 grant Woodworth Fire Department. The department will use the funds to update their turn out gear and radios. Representatives (L to R): Steve Hochhalter, Steve Scarbrough, Jamie Clark and Jason Struxness.
Little Bobcats Daycare
NPEC board director Randy Simon (left) presents $7,500 in grants to Little Bobcats Daycare in Maddock. Accepting the donation is the daycare director is Lacey Bergrud along with her son. The daycare will use the funds for startup costs.