FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 23, 2019
CONTACT: Kerry Koonce
PHONE/EMAIL: 515-362-7699 / Kerry.email@example.com
Electric cooperatives teamed up to contribute $10,000 to support a major expansion project for the Stanton Child Resource Center, located in Stanton, Iowa. Donations came from Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, Central Iowa Power Cooperative as well as CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.
The Stanton Child Resource Center serves families from several neighboring counties, providing childcare options for infants through school-age children. The new project will expand the center’s capacity to serve 160 children. The expansion project is part of the Stanton 150 project focusing on area housing, recreation, and quality of life improvements.
Phil Kinser, CEO of Southwest Iowa REC, said local families are well-served by the Stanton Child Resource Center, and the need to serve more children and families is critical to area development.
“Southwest Iowa REC is pleased to support the Stanton Child Resource Center expansion project. We also appreciate the participation of our valued business partners, Central Iowa Power Cooperative and CoBank, in this project and their commitment to helping our communities prosper,” said Kinser.
Southwest Iowa REC has also approved an additional $5,000 pledge for the project through their Operation Round-Up® program which allows members to “round-up” their electric bills to the next highest dollar. The collected donations are distributed to local charities and other qualifying individuals and organizations throughout the service territory.
About Southwest Iowa REC
Southwest Iowa REC is a private non-profit electric utility owned by the members it serves and was established to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to the rural areas of southwest Iowa. The Cooperative serves members in Adair, Adams, Cass, Decatur, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union counties.