Local charities benefit from Great Lakes’ generosity

December 9, 2015

Great Lakes EnergyHART — Great Lakes Energy (GLE) Cooperative employees will contribute $19,993 to local United Way agencies throughout the GLE service area with the help of CoBank, a cooperative lender.

GLE employees annually participate in a United Way campaign pledging money from their paychecks throughout the year. For the second year in a row, the employee contributions received a $5,000 matching grant from CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.

As cooperatives, GLE and CoBank both share a concern for local communities, which is one of the seven cooperative principles.

Since 1999, GLE employees have contributed more than $240,000 to local United Way agencies and charities.

The following United Way agencies and charities were selected by GLE employees to receive contributions:

Crystal Valley Care Fund

United Way of the Lakeshore

Love INC. of Oceana

United Way of Mason County

Char-Em United Way

Crawford County United Way

Manna Food Project

Mecosta-Osceola United Way

United Way of Northwest Michigan

Otsego County United Way

Otsego County Salvation Army