AVON, Ind. – Hendricks Power Cooperative announced that CoBank has matched three donations to support local organizations. Hendricks Power and CoBank each donated $1,500 to the Danville Shared Blessings Food Pantry, $1,000 to the Avon Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry, and $2,500 to the Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds for midway lighting upgrades.
Each year, Hendricks Power nominates local organizations for CoBank’s Sharing Success program. The program matches the charitable contributions of CoBank’s customers, up to $10,000. Sharing Success was established in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative. Since the program’s inception, CoBank and its customers have together provided more than $76 million in support to charitable organizations across the nation.
“We are grateful for our relationship with CoBank and thankful that they recognize our community’s needs,” stated Greg Ternet, chief executive officer of Hendricks Power Cooperative. “These organizations provide an essential resource in our community, and we are grateful to see them receiving the support they deserve.”
“Over many years, we have found that one of the most impactful ways for CoBank to deploy charitable funds is to do so in partnership with customers, employees and other Farm Credit institutions,” said Thomas Halverson, CoBank’s president & chief executive officer. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Hendricks Power Cooperative to support these important efforts.”
If you would like to donate or volunteer at Shared Blessings Food Pantry, please visit them online at www.danvilleumc.org/shared-blessings/. If you would like to donate or volunteer at Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry in Avon, please visit www.avon-schools.org/mary-lee-maier-community-pantry.
If you or someone you know need food assistance, please contact the Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition at www.hendrickscountyfoodpantries.com.
About Hendricks Power Cooperative
Hendricks Power Cooperative provides electricity and energy services to over 35,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in west-central Indiana. Formed in 1936, the cooperative is owned and controlled by members they serve. For more information regarding Hendricks Power Cooperative and other related services, please visit www.hendrickspower.com.
CoBank is a $158 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 75,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.
CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.