The United Way of the Piedmont received $3,000 from a Colorado-based company, thanks to its partnership with Broad River Electric Cooperative.
CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program matches contributions by their cooperative customers to nonprofit organizations. In 2016, Broad River Electric employees donated $3,000 to United Way of the Piedmont, an amount matched by the cooperative. CoBank matched that with another donation of $3,000.
CoBank also matched the cooperative’s recent $2,000 gift to the Cooperatives Care Foundation, a fund run by the Electric Cooperatives of SC that assists victims of natural disasters in South Carolina.
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.