On Veterans Day, Midwest Energy Cooperative donated more than $2000 to two programs that provide services and supports for local veterans. The member-owned cooperative encouraged the community to recognize veterans by lighting up homes and neighborhoods with energy efficient green LED bulbs. Midwest purchased bulbs and made them available for a minimum $5 donation. All proceeds, plus an additional $250 Midwest donation, went to support designated local programs. In southwest Michigan, the effort generated $1,360 to support the Post Relief Fund administered through the Decatur VFW Post 6248. Housing Help of Lenawee was beneficiary of the southeast Michigan efforts, and received a total of $750 for veteran support.
Midwest Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility providing electric distribution and an assortment of energy and telecommunications programs and services to more than 35,000 customers in 11 counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio.