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Broad River presents matching gift to United Way

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One good deed deserves another… and another.

Broad River Electric Cooperative employees have been donating a portion of their monthly wages to the United Way of the Piedmont for decades and the cooperative annually matches those dollars. Thanks to one of its cooperative allies, an additional $2894.00 has been added to this year’s gift.

CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program matches contributions by their cooperative customers to nonprofit organizations. In 2013, Broad River Electric employees donated $2,894 to United Way of the Piedmont, an amount matched by the cooperative for a total of $5,788. The cooperative presented that amount to the United Way earlier in 2014. 

“What begins as a few dollars per month out of each employee’s paycheck has now grown to $8,682.00,” explained John Brown, Broad River Electric’s United Way Employee Campaign Coordinator. “We’re proud to be able to deliver this money to the United Way, an organization that shares our mission to empower the community and improve the quality of lives.”

CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program created a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support throughout rural America. CoBank first launched the program in 2012. CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. 

United Way of the Piedmont is a private, not-for-profit organization serving Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties whose mission is to connect, engage and inspire people to transform their community. 


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