Basin Electric donates to youth organizations with Northern Electric Cooperative

Shelby Roso, Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen area director of operations; Mike Williams, Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area board president; Char Hager, Northern Electric Cooperative CEO and general manager; and Michael Herman, Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area executive director (all back row) with kids from the Boys and Girls Club.

Basin Electric recently partnered with class C member Northern Electric Cooperative and class A member East River Electric Power Cooperative to make donations to community youth organizations in South Dakota through the member match program.

The donations were made to the Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area, the Aberdeen Family YMCA Youth Development Center (YDC) expansion, and to the Columbia Community Foundation at the end of 2022 to help with growing youth organizations.

The $1,500 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area will help with the organization's growing teen center and its science, technology, engineering, and math program.

Another $1,500 was donated to the YDC expansion project for the Aberdeen Family YMCA. The expansion will help with the nine-month waiting list for childcare offered to infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. 

A $2,500 donation was made to the Columbia Community Foundation, which will go toward a new youth baseball field and a park complex that will include walking trails, a disc golf course, a basketball court, and a pickleball court.

The member match program is a part of Basin Electric's Charitable Giving Program, which shows the importance of giving back to the organizations that help keep our communities strong and growing. 

Story and photo credits to Northern Electric Cooperative. Read their story here: Co-ops make donations to youth programs