The Iowa Lakes Electric Members Charitable Foundation awards a total of $12,000 to eight local hospitals within Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative’s service territory. The Foundation awarded each hospital $1,500 as a thank you to them and their staff for being there for our communities during these unsettling times.
“It is the Foundation’s wish that the hospitals use the grant funds to show their appreciation to their staff with gift cards to local businesses, the purchase for necessary PPE and supplies for ER, or for other needs as they see fit at this troubling time,” said Foundation Chairperson Janet Deim. “We would like them to use $500 towards gift cards for their staff and the balance as they wish.”
The charitable Foundation is funded by the member-owners of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative through the Operation Round Up program. Members participate by “rounding up” their monthly electric bills as a contribution. The Foundation board meets quarterly to review applications and distribute the funds to non-profit organizations within the Cooperative’s eight-county service area.