Nobles Cooperative Electric (NCE) has announced the Slayton Fire Department as the recipient of this year’s NCE/CoBank “Sharing Success” Grant.
The Slayton Fire Department has been awarded two checks totaling $10,000 -- $5,000 from NCE and $5,000 from CoBank -- to help in the investment for purchasing thermal imaging cameras.
“Concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives are longstanding cooperative principles,” NCE General Manager Adam Tromblay said. “Throughout rural America, cooperatives are working not only to provide value to their members but to improve the quality of life in their communities. We’re delighted to be able to support an area volunteer fire department through CoBank’s grant program. The people that make up these departments volunteer their time to respond to fires and other emergencies requiring volunteer fire fighters, and we are proud of the work they do in the rural communities that we mutually serve.”
The annual “Sharing Success” grant opportunity, capped at $10,000, is made possible by NCE, in partnership with CoBank, a national nonprofit cooperative bank owned by the rural American cooperatives it services (including NCE). This year, CoBank established a $5 million fund to match charitable contributions made by its cooperative members. The matching grant program is designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country.