“From the Heart with River Fund,” a utility assistance program facilitated by Mohave Electric Cooperative and River Fund received a $5,000 matching grant from CoBank’s “Sharing Success” charitable program for 2013.
The CoBank grant matches $5,000 in donations from Mohave members who voluntarily donate to help members in need by adding $1 to their electric bill each month and also through Operation Round Up. Donations are forwarded to River Fund, a local 501c3 non-profit social service agency that administers the funds to help Mohave families in need with their utility payments.
Mohave Electric applied for the grant on behalf of River Fund. CoBank also funded Mohave’s request to match $5,000 in donations last year.
CoBank Vice President Tamra Reynolds said, “CoBank is pleased to offer this program to our cooperative customers once again and provide support to the rural economies which they serve. It’s just one more way CoBank demonstrates cooperation among cooperatives and fulfills our mission to serve rural America.”
Ardie Lauxman, Mohave CFO, explained, “River Fund partners with the Cooperative through an agreement where they facilitate the utility assistance program without an administration fee making 100% of the donations and grant available for member assistance.”
CoBank, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.
CoBank’s Tamra Reynolds presents a $5,000 check to Mike Conner, River Fund Executive Director with help from MEC Board Directors: John Nelssen, District 1, Carlos Tejeda, District 2, and Mike Bartelt, District 3.