$3,000 for Casa de Esperanza
Medina Electric Cooperative presented Casa de Esperanza with a $3,000 donation on Monday, November 19. Casa de Esperanza started in 2015 and its focus was to provide a safe place for the elderly, unemployed and homeless population in Rio Grande City to eat. The needs of the area have expanded the role of Casa de Esperanza to include food pantry and shelter.
Concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives are longstanding cooperative principles. Cooperatives like Medina EC work to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, and supporting Casa de Esperanza is just one way of doing that.
The donation was made possible through the members of Medina Electric Cooperative, and through CoBank’s Sharing Success charitable contribution program. CoBank, a national cooperative bank, is one of Medina EC’s financial partners.
Through the Sharing Success program, CoBank matches an annual donation of up to $5,000 that Medina EC makes to up to three nonprofit organizations. Each year, Medina EC selects organizations located in a different parts of their 17-county service area to receive the donation.
Other recipients of this year’s Sharing Success donations from CoBank and Medina EC were the Sabinal Public Library (Sabinal), which was awarded $3,000 to help expenses associated with repairing the roof, and Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc. (Hondo), which was awarded $4,000 to help with providing safe place for people needing shelter who are in domestic/family violence situations.
The $3,000 donation from Medina Electric Cooperative and CoBank was presented to the Casa de Esperanza. Present for the donation was (left to right) Mark Rollans, Medina EC CEO, and Alberto and Nora Escobedo, Casa de Esperanza founders.