Co-ops donate $15,000 to Children’s Museum

Co-ops donate $15,000 to Children’s Museum

Verendrye Electric Cooperative recently presented a $15,000 check to the Magic City Discovery Center. Verendrye, CoBank and Basin Electric each contributed $5,000. From left are: Education and Outreach Director Liz Weeks, volunteers Dick and Judy Winje, Treasurer Jessica Henderson, Interim Executive Director Wendy Keller, Verendrye Vice President Karen Hennessy, Verendrye Manager Randy Hauck and Verendrye Member Services Manager Tom Rafferty.

Verendrye Electric Cooperative recently teamed up with CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative to donate $15,000 to the Magic City Discovery Center to help build a children’s museum in Minot.

Each organization donated $5,000 to the project. CoBank, a cooperative bank headquartered near Denver, is one of Verendrye’s lenders. The bank matched Verendrye’s $5,000 donation through its Sharing Success program.

Basin Electric, headquartered in Bismarck, is an electric cooperative that generates power for distribution cooperatives like Verendrye across 9 states. Verendrye and 140 other electric cooperatives own Basin Electric. Basin also matched Verendrye’s $5,000 donation.

“Verendrye Electric is proud to be a part of this project that will help children learn and have fun,” said Verendrye Manager Randy Hauck. “We’re thankful to have partners like CoBank and Basin Electric who contribute to the communities they serve.”

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