Magic Valley employees raise $5,000 to empower children in the Rio Grande Valley.

Magic Valley Electric Cooperative presented a check for $5,000 on Wednesday, July 18. The presentation was made by John Herrera, General Manager of Magic Valley Electric, and Ken Gajdos, with CoBank. 

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

“Combining efforts in charitable activities brings people together to share their voice and work jointly for a greater impact in driving change” said John W. Herrera, MVEC’s General Manager “We know that cultivating a positive company culture and giving back to our community go hand in hand.”  

Giving back has always been at the heart of MVEC employees. Last year, MVEC employees raised over $25,000 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 incredibly grateful to our volunteers, donors, and local businesses for their support over the years,” said Chase Palmer, Executive Director of Sunny Glen Children’s Home. “It’s individuals like Magic Valley employees that help us provide stable and vital resources to children in need, without their generosity we would be unable to serve the hundreds of children each year who come to us, looking for help.” 


About Sunny Glen Children’s Home                                                                                                                             Sunny Glen Children’s Home was established in 1936 to provide neglected and abused children with a safe and loving environment that emphasizes Christian values and the American work ethic. Our staff of specially qualified individuals is committed to the children’s physical, spiritual, and emotional growth and well-being. The Home provides long-term residential care, a variety of counseling services and supervised development programs while pursuing the goal of family reunification when possible. 

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 over 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. 

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