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Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $13,700 to 16 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund.

Since the program began in 1998, the Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund has provided $809,323 to 637 area projects.

The recent Fund recipients include the following:

• State of the Heart Hospice, $2,000 to sponsor children attending Camp BEARable bereavement camp.

• Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta, $1,500 to buy a commercial freezer for the food pantry.

• Spencerville Local Schools, $1,500 to purchase trauma kits and AED units for a triage program.

• American Township Fire Department, $1,500 to buy CPR manikins and defibrillator trainers.

• Coldwater Fire Department, $1,000 to help purchase SCUBA equipment.

• 4-H Camp Palmer, $1,000 towards a new swimming pool.

• Inter-Faith Thrift Shop, Delphos, $1,000 towards a new furnace.

• Van Wert County Council on Aging, $750 to buy lawn equipment for the Chore Services program.

• Ft. Recovery Public Preschool, $700 to help purchase the Creative Curriculum materials.

• Western Ohio Educational Foundation, $500 towards the Academic Excellence scholarship program at Wright State University - Lake Campus.

• Niswonger Performing Arts Center, $500 to help underwrite the speaker / lecture series.

• OUR Home Family Resource Center, Celina, $450 to buy a security entrance keypad.

• Van Wert County Fair, $400 to support Gospel singing groups at the county Fair.

• Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent, $400 to support Gospel singing groups at the county Fair.

• Riverside Art Center, Wapakoneta, $300 to upgrade the sound system.

• Delphos Canal Commission, $200 to help buy a computer.

The Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund is a voluntary charitable program. Participating members’ monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar, with the additional pennies deposited in the Fund.

A Board of Trustees, composed of cooperative members and separate from the Midwest Electric Board of Trustees, oversees the application and allocation process.

Individuals or organizations can obtain an application by contacting Midwest Electric, at (419) 394-4110 or 1-800-962-3830.