Lorraine Manary (shown in photo on left side of check) with the Char-Em United Way accepts a donation from Great Lakes Energy employees.
The local agency is one of 14 United Way agencies and charities throughout the electric cooperative’s 26 county service area that will receive part of the $19,469 donated by Great Lakes Energy employees and directors.
Part of the total includes a donation from Co-Bank, one of the electric cooperative’s lenders.
“The commitment of companies like Great Lakes Energy makes a huge impact on our efforts to support health, education and human service needs in our local communities,” said Manary.
Since 1999, GLE employees and directors have donated nearly $270,000 to local United Way agencies that have helped many communities throughout the west side of the state.
Supporting the United Way is just one of the ways Great Lakes Energy employees and directors put the cooperative principle of concern for community into practice.