Avon, Danville, & Plainfield Rotary Clubs, North Salem State Bank, Endeavor Communications
and Parke County REMC provide matching grants to benefit local back to school efforts
Avon, IN - In efforts to provide local students with “Back to School” Covid-19 relief essentials and support, Hendricks Power Cooperative, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, and its community partners recently funded $15,000 to eleven area school systems within Hendricks, Putnam, and Montgomery counties. Rotary Clubs of Avon, Plainfield, and Danville, North Salem State Bank, Endeavor Communications, and Parke County REMC collectively made matching contributions to Hendricks Powers’ efforts to provide relief to local schools for mandated Covid-19 safety precautionary supplies.
“The initiative began with the local Rotary organizations,” stated Dana Cochran, Hendricks Power Cooperative director of marketing. “The Avon, Danville, and Plainfield Rotary Clubs wanted to ensure schools were able to provide the essentials required for student safety. Matching dollars provided a greater impact to their respective schools, which we are extremely thankful for. But we also knew we had other school corporations to reach.”
Rotary contributions awarded the Avon Education Foundation, Danville Education Foundation, and Plainfield Education Foundation $2000 each, with matched funding totaling $8000.
“Hendricks Power Cooperative is a great supporter of our communities,” said Charlie Dorton, Avon Rotary President. “We are grateful that they are able to support our efforts with the schools, but also took an initiative to help other schools as well.”
Contributions matched by North Salem State Bank were presented to the following five school systems: Mill Creek Community School Corporation, Northwest Hendricks School Corporation, South Putnam Community School Corporation, North Putnam Community School Corporation, and South Montgomery School Corporation. Combined efforts awarded these schools with these schools $7000.
“We are extremely happy to see the kids back in school,” stated Matt Howrey, North Salem State Bank president. “We realize this is a difficult time and will continue to support the safety of our teachers, faculty and students in any way we can.”
Endeavor Communications and Parke County REMC were also responsive to the efforts, making matching contributions to school systems within their territories. Hendricks Power and Endeavor Communications awarded the Cloverdale Community School Corporation with funds, while Hendricks Power and Parke County REMC presented a check to the Greencastle Community School Corporation. The Brownsburg Education Foundation was also presented a check by Hendricks Power Cooperative.
“We are very pleased with the combined efforts and support of our community partners, especially Wabash Valley Power Alliance, our wholesale power supplier who assisted with our financial contribution,” stated Dana Cochran. “Not only is it our mission at Hendricks Power Cooperative to serve our community, but we hope to inspire others to join forces for the greater good as well.”
About Hendricks Power Cooperative
Hendricks Power Cooperative provides energy and other related services to over 34,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in west central Indiana. Formed in 1936, the cooperative is owned and controlled by members they serve. For more information regarding Hendricks Power Cooperative and other related service, please visit www.hendrickspower.com.
About Wabash Valley Power Alliance
Wabash Valley Power Alliance is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative based in Indianapolis. The G&T provides wholesale electricity to 23 retail electric distribution cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Collectively, these cooperatives supply electricity to more than 321,000 homes, farms, and businesses.
About North Salem State Bank
North Salem State Bank (NSSB) is a locally owned community bank based in North Salem, Indiana. NSSB was founded in 1923 and is committed to providing its customers and communities with quality products and services through a dedicated and professional staff. NSSB has branches located in Hendricks, Boone, Putnam, and Montgomery Counties. For more information regarding products and services, please visit www.nssb.bank.
About Endeavor Communications
Endeavor Communications was founded in 1950 as a telephone provider to small towns and rural areas. Today, Endeavor provides internet, telephone and IT services to approximately 12,000 customers, located in parts of Putnam, Owen, Hendricks, Morgan, Tipton, Knox, Hamilton, Parke, and Clay counties.
To learn more, please visit www.weendeavor.com.
About Parke County REMC
Parke County REMC, located in Rockville, Ind., is an electric utility cooperative serving over 9,700 consumers in Parke and parts of Putnam, Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, and Vigo Counties. The electric cooperative maintains over 1,800 miles of line. For more information about the cooperative visit PCREMC.com