Employees from Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative and its member distribution cooperative North West Rural Electric Cooperative gathered to present a $9,000 donation to the Le Mars Little League on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
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, ND, is the primary power provider for NIPCO and its member distribution cooperatives. CoBank, headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, serves as one of NIPCO’s partner lending institutions.
“The Le Mars Little League organization serves the Le Mars area youth and is an important piece of the area’s quality of life for the residents of this community,” noted NIPCO Executive Vice President and General Manager Matt Washburn. “Because we are committed to the communities we serve, this donation seemed to be the right thing to do in light of the devasting loss that organization felt when the September flood waters 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 to be used toward offsetting costs incurred by the Le Mars Little League program in its restoration efforts, prior to the 2019 season.