Magic Valley Employees Raise $5,000 for Safe Haven For Kids Emergency Shelter

Magic Valley EC employees raise funds to help provide emergency shelter for children in the Rio Grande Valley.

The tradition of giving continues for Magic Valley employees who helped raise $5,000 through the Magic Valley Employee Community Fund (MVECF) to benefit Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter.

Magic Valley employees raised $2,500 through fundraising activities at the Cooperative and received a matching grant through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.

“At MVEC, helping children is very close to our hearts, so it’s an honor to work with an organization whose purpose is to provide children with the support they need during their darkest hours,” said John W. Herrera, MVEC’s General Manager.

Giving back has always been at the heart of MVEC employees. Last year, MVEC employees raised over $20,000 to support various local non-profit organizations.

“CoBank’s Sharing Success Matching Grant Program is designed to celebrate the vital role that our customers play in their communities” said Ken Gajdos Vice President, CoBank Electric Distribution Division “Partnering with our customers to support the causes and organizations they care about most is a great way for CoBank to make a positive impact and fulfill its mission of service to rural America.

“We are thankful for the generous support of our donors and community,” said Angela Ridling, Executive Director of Safe Haven For Kids Emergency Shelter. “We want to provide a safe loving home environment for children in need. It’s individuals like Magic Valley employees that help us provide stable and vital resources to children in need.”

About Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter

Safe Haven for Kids is an Emergency Shelter that serves area children ages 0-10 who have been removed from their home by Child Protective Services due to neglect and/or abuse. Their mission includes proving shelter and care, in a safe loving home like environment. The emergency shelter will house these children while a permanent placement is secured by Child Protected Services, such as a foster home, family member or a facility.

About Magic Valley Electric Cooperative

Magic Valley is a not-for-profit, member owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing safe, affordable and reliable electric service. For 80 years, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative has been an integral part of the Rio Grande Valley community and will continue its commitment to support local non-profit organizations.

About CoBank Sharing Success Program

The Sharing Success program is an annual $3 million fund designed to match the contributions of CoBank customers to the charitable groups they support throughout rural America. CoBank launched the program in 2012 in conjunction with the International Year of Cooperatives. It is one more way the bank creates value for its customers, by partnering with them to strengthen the communities they serve.

For more information on how you or your company can support Safe Haven For Kids Emergency Shelter, please call (956) 515-KIDS


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