Special to Iredell Free News
EnergyUnited has awarded a $10,000 grant to the United Way of Iredell County in recognition of the nonprofit’s continued commitment to community service. The donation was made possible thanks to corporate and employee contributions, as well as a special matching grant from CoBank, a cooperative bank that provides essential financial services to electric cooperatives like EnergyUnited. CoBank’s matching grant was part of the organization’s Sharing Success grant program.
“We are grateful to our partners at EnergyUnited for the many positive contributions they make for our community and their considerable support for our work at United Way,” said Brett Eckerman, executive director of United Way of Iredell County. “We have a special focus this fall on helping children thrive through this difficult time. This donation will make a positive difference in the lives of many young people and their families.”
Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited, expressed appreciation for its strong partnership with CoBank. She explained that industry and community partners are often important contributors in the cooperative’s community service efforts.
“We are so proud to partner with CoBank to award this grant to the United Way of Iredell County, an organization that supports so many essential community services,” Moore explained. “These partnerships are so valuable to EnergyUnited members and help underscore the cooperative difference.”
CoBank is a $138 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides commercial loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
United Way of Iredell County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every single person in Iredell County. We mobilize resources, drive community collaboration and solve problems. To learn more, or to join us in this fight, visit http://www.uwiredell.org or 704-872-3000.
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. To learn more about The EnergyUnited Foundation and EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, visit www.energyunited.com/givingback.