Four charitable organizations were each awarded a $5,000 "Sharing Success" grant by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) and CoBank.
The recipients of the 2021 grants are Pregnancy Options Center of Warren County; The Key Youth Center; Warren County Sheltered Workshop, and Compass Health Network. "We believe that these grants will help support the mission of these organizations that are so vital in the communities we serve," says Diane Salle, Chair, CREC Board of Directors. "It's important to us to reach out and assist our neighbors in need. 'Caring for community is one of the cooperative's seven principles, and we are so happy to partner with CoBank in this program."
"Sharing Success" is a matching grant program created by CoBank in 2012. The cooperative bank partners with its customers, like CREC, to support the causes and organizations they care about. CoBank customers can apply for matching grants each year. This year, CREC awarded $2,500 to each recipient and CoBank matched the funds. A total of $5,000 went to each organization.
Pregnancy Options of Warren County's mission is to provide hope, help, and healing to those in their community facing pregnancy choices. They can be reached at 636-377-4443 or at pregnancyoptionscenter.org/.
The Key Youth Center is a community-driven, funded, and managed organization that is dedicated to serving homeless youth in Lincoln County, and provide them with sustainable housing and support to achieve their personal goals. They can be reached at 636-295-1974 or at thekeyyouthinc.org/.
The Warren County Sheltered Workshop is a production company that employs over 80 adults with disabilities and specializes in light assembly/production and various packaging/kitting. For more information visit warren-county-sheltered-workshop-inc.business.site/ or call 636-456-4800.
Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering services in behavioral health, substance use disorder, pediatric and family medicine, and dental care, with locations in 46 counties throughout mid-Missouri including those served by CREC. For more information, visit compasshealthnetwork.org or call 844-853-8937 to explore services.
Since the inception of the Sharing Success program in 2012 and counting this year's grants, CREC and CoBank have together awarded a total of $140,000 to organizations including Honor Flight of Greater St. Louis, The Key Youth Center, Operation Food Search, Volunteers in Medicine St. Charles, Hope Center of Pike County, TREE House of Greater St. Louis, St. Charles Community College Foundation, Agape Food Pantry, Sparrow's Nest and Our Lady's Inn. CREC's board of directors jointly makes the decision to with organizations the "Sharing Success" grants will be awarded.
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