Boone REMC announced that CoBank has granted an additional $10,000 to be shared by the Boone County Community Foundation and Boone County Boys and Girls Club in support of local COVID-19 relief efforts. Operation Round Up initially funded $6,000 toward Boone County Boys and Girls Club Emergency Food Program. Boone REMC gave $4,000 to Boone County Community Foundation toward COVID-19 relief efforts. CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, has awarded a matching donation through its Sharing Success program. Boone REMC will be presenting a check for a grand total of $20,000.
“This is perfect timing to partner with CoBank for our giving efforts, especially when there is so much need in our community,” Boone REMC CEO Bill Conley said. “The Boone County Community Foundation has done an excellent job at assessing the needs in our community and collaborating the efforts of all the organizations working to meet those needs.”
Sharing Success was established in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative. Since the program’s inception, CoBank and its customers have together provided more than $44 million in support to charitable organizations across the nation.
Boone County Boys and Girls Club has served over 8,000 meals since the COVID-19 Crisis began and plans to continue serving meals on weeknights until May 29.
Boone County Community Foundation is working with Boone County Cancer Society, Boone County Senior Services, Inc., Love, Inc., Shalom House, Caring Center, and Boone County Boys and Girls Club to provide services to those in need. In addition, Boone County Community Foundation provides grants on a rolling basis to assist Boone County communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.