Midwest Electric donates to community causes

ST. MARYS, OH – Midwest Electric recently donated $14,950 to charities and community projects in West Central Ohio through the co-op’s Community Connection Fund.

Thanks to the 89% of members who round up their electric bill and donate to this fund, Midwest Electric has provided $1,272,194 to 1,062 local charities since 1998.

The Auglaize County Historical Society received $750 to purchase the QR code technology. Wapakoneta Fire and EMS received $1,250 to purchase an engine for their water rescue boat. Children’s Hometown Holiday received $1,000 to help fund a special weekend for children in downtown Wapakoneta. Mercy Unlimited received $500 to provide weekend meals to at-risk students. Andrew’s Hope of Allen County received $1,250 to purchase new beds and mattresses for the women’s convalescent home. The Lima Symphony Orchestra received $1,200 to support the Children’s Concert. Miracle Meal received $1,000 to purchase items needed for a meal served at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds. The Delphos Canal Commission received $1,000 to purchase a new high-efficiency boiler to heat its buildings.

The Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund is a voluntary charitable program. Participating monthly members round their electricity bills to the nearest dollar. Additional amounts are deposited in the fund.

Individuals or organizations can obtain a request by contacting Midwest Electric.

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops in Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they thought he could articulate a few sentences about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown enjoys watching old black-and-white movies, his dog, his wife and children, and the four grandchildren — not necessarily in that order. Join it at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.

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