Sharing Success Program Awards Local Grants

Umatilla Electric Cooperative has once again joined with lending partner CoBank to give matching $5,000 donations to two local organizations, for a combined total of $10,000 to each.

The Community Center in Stanfield and Martha’s House in Hermiston will use the donations to make building improvements. Stanfield’s Community Center serves its entire population, while Martha’s House, an outreach of the Eastern Oregon Mission in Hermiston, provides temporary housing for homeless families.

CoBank is a national cooperative bank based in Colorado. Through its Sharing Success Program, CoBank doubles the contributions of its customers to charitable organizations. It has now matched $47,500 in UEC donations to area recipients in the past seven years.

Photo Captions:

  • Accepting for the Stanfield Community Center are Carol Bell, Rosalie Emerson, Lorraine Davis and Kelly Zielke, shown with UEC Board Members Johnny Otis and Phil Hamm.
  • Mark Gomolski, executive director of Eastern Oregon Mission, Stephen Boulton, Martha’s House Manager, meet with UEC Board Members Johnny Otis and Phil Hamm.