Generous donation accepted on behalf of Wood Lane

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio – A $10,000 check was awarded each to Blanchard Valley Center and Wood Lane through a joint donation program involving Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Prism Propane and CoBank on Thursday morning.

“One guiding principle of any cooperative is ‘concern for community,’” said Hancock-Wood President & CEO George Walton.  “We appreciate CoBank’s generous outreach in helping us continue to uphold that principle.  This is truly win-win all the way around.”

The gifts were awarded to Blanchard Valley Center and Wood Lane in a brief ceremony this morning.  The grants will benefit hundreds of students in Hancock-Wood’s service territory by continuing to offer quality educational, recreational and social service programs to area families, in particular those with developmental disabilities.

The party responsible for helping to make this happen is CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.  The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural electric power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

Introduced this year, CoBank’s Sharing Success Program has extended $3 million nationally to hundreds of cooperatives across the U.S, matching dollar-for-dollar donations to local charitable and non-profit groups.

The gifts from Hancock-Wood and Prism Propane were one of the largest in the history of either company.

“We hope these monetary gifts will only enhance the enjoyment the holidays bring,” Walton said.  “We believe in and support the people in our communities, and those who live on our lines.”



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