FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 24, 2019
Kerry Koonce, Manager of Communications & Public Affairs
DES MOINES, IA - Last week representatives from Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, Central Iowa Power Cooperative, and CoBank were pleased to announce their support of the flood relief efforts in Mills and Fremont Counties. A five thousand dollar donation was made to the Mills County Flood Fund on Monday, April 15. Additionally, a five thousand dollar contribution was made to the Fremont County Flood Fund on Wednesday, April 17.
Flood relief funds were established by the Mills County Community Foundation and the Fremont County Community Foundation to provide relief in their respective counties to those who have been affected by the 2019 Missouri River flooding. Donations to the funds go directly to flood victims in Fremont and Mills County, Iowa, with the local County Public Health Department serving as the facilitator in distributing support.
Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director with the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa, expressed her thanks, noting “These funds will make critical relief grants possible to those whose homes and livelihoods have been so greatly impacted by the recent flooding in Mills and Fremont Counties.”
According to Phil Kinser, CEO and General Manager at Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, "So many of our customers, neighbors, and colleagues have been impacted by this historic flooding. As a cooperative, we are honored to be able to give back to help flood victims and support communities across southwest Iowa in their time of need.”
For additional information on the flood relief funds, please contact Stacey Goodman, with the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa which are affiliates of the Omaha Community Foundation, at 800-794-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.