Employees from Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative and its member distribution cooperative North West Rural Electric Cooperative recently presented a $9,000 donation to the Le Mars Little League.
This donation reflects contributions from NIPCO and North West REC and includes matching funds provided by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and CoBank’s Sharing Success program. Basin Electric, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, is the primary power provider for NIPCO and its member distribution cooperatives. CoBank, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, serves as one of NIPCO’s partner lending institutions.
“The Le Mars Little League serves Le Mars area youth and is an important piece of the quality of life for area residents,” says NIPCO Executive Vice President and General Manager Matt Washburn. “Because we are committed to the communities we serve, this donation seemed like the right thing to do in light of the devastating September flood waters that overtook the complex and storage buildings.”
NIPCO, North West REC, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and CoBank are, each, not-for-profit cooperative institutions governed by the Seven Cooperative Principles. The donation reflects two of these principles: “Cooperation Among Cooperatives” and “Concern for Community.” The contribution is designated for offsetting costs of the Le Mars Little League’s restoration efforts, which are needed before the 2019 season.