Magic Valley EC employees raise funds to help provide support to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in the Valley.
Continuing its commitment to the community, Magic Valley employees helped raise $5,000 through the Magic Valley Employee Community Fund (MVECF) to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.
Magic Valley employees raised $2,500 through fundraising activities at the Cooperative and received a matching grant through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.
“It’s important for us to be a valuable member of the communities we serve,” said John W. Herrera, MVEC’s General Manager. “The Ronald McDonald House is an important asset to our area, and as a community, it’s essential to keep the house running smoothly for those families that rely on these services.”
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.
“We are proud to come together and help address important needs in our communities.” said Irene Molina, MVEC employee and MVECF volunteer. “It’s such a rewarding feeling to be able to help make a difference in the lives of the families of the Valley.”
“The Ronald McDonald House would not be the successful organization it is today without the generous support of our donors and community” said Cynthia Guerra, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Rio Grande Valley. “We want to continue to support children throughout their recovery and give families a comfortable place to stay during these difficult time. Its individuals like Magic Valley employees that help us provide stable and vital resources to children and families in need.”
About the Ronald McDonald House Charities RGV
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with sick children that are receiving treatment at local Rio Grande Valley medical facilities. Amenities include a private bedroom and bathroom, home cooked meals, laundry facilities and more. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Rio Grande Valley serves over 400 families each year.
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 the Ronald McDonald House Charities, please call (956) 412-7200.