Cherryland Cares Awards $10,000 To Two Nonprofits

At their second quarter board meeting, the Cherryland Cares board awarded grants to two local nonprofit organizations: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Baby Pantry and Women’s Resource Center. These grants will go towards stocking the baby pantry and supplying food and other necessities for the women’s shelter.

Cherryland Cares awarded $10,000 to these nonprofits. In 2020, Cherryland Cares has awarded a total of $18,600 in grants to area nonprofits.

The Cherryland Cares board is comprised of five volunteer Cherryland members. The funds distributed by Cherryland Cares are a result of members electing to round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar. Members can contribute to the Cherryland Cares fund by calling 231-486-9200, signing up through SmartHub, or emailing us at cec@cherrylandelectric.coop.

If you are an area nonprofit agency seeking financial help, third-quarter grant applications are due Friday, Sept. 11. For more information, please call Shannon Mattson at 231-486-9234 or email at smattson@cherrylandelectric.coop.

Members Learn About Electric Vehicles, Rebates On Co-op Website

Are you interested in going electric for your next car, but still have questions? Cherryland’s website is your hub for everything related to EVs. Learn about EV ownership, calculate fuel cost and CO2 savings, check out the latest EV models on the road, and more. And if you are ready to buy, Cherryland offers rebates for the purchase of electric vehicles and charging stations.

For more information, visit our website at cherrylandelectric.coop/ev.

Members Earn Rebates With Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Cherryland members are eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency upgrades in their homes or businesses. Common upgrades include replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs and purchasing Energy Star qualified appliances.

For a guide to our residential rebate program and a complete listing of rebates available on Energy Star qualified appliances, visit our website at cherrylandelectric.coop/rebates.

Board Encourages Member Input By Email, Phone

In an effort to follow good social distancing practices and help protect co-op members and employees from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the cooperative Board of Directors is suspending in-person member input at monthly board meetings until further notice.

Members are encouraged to provide input directly to the Board by email or phone. Director contact information can be found on the Cherryland website at cherrylandelectric.coop/governance.

To have your comments included in a monthly board packet for review, please submit them to Board Assistant Secretary, Shannon Mattson at smattson@cherrylandelectric.coop a minimum of three business days before the monthly board meeting.