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Great Bend, KS– Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the United Way of Central Kansas (UWCK).

UWCK does work in the fields of health, education, and financial stability – three core tenets that are the building blocks for a successful community. They do this in two different ways, first, through funding 22 Community Partners.

Approximately half of the money raised goes to fellow non-profits who provide direct services to clients. The second is through Community Impact Programs.

Sharing Success grant funds awarded will be used to help underwrite a community impact program called Laundry Love in Great Bend.

The mission of Laundry Love is to wash the clothes and bedding of low/no income families and individuals and help with the physical and emotional strain that poor health and hygiene places on the under-resourced in our community.

The goal for this is not just to provide assistance with laundry but also make connections and building relationships with those in need.

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from community-based organizations on December 1, 2012.

Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this again year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted.

Since 2012, the Sharing Success Fund has made $125,000 available to community-based organizations and projects across Wheatland’s service territory.

Community-based organizations interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online

Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Director of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or aconine@weci.net.

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Wheatland Electric member services and key accounts manager Mary Hoisington (left) presents a $1,000 Sharing Success grant to Charell Owings (right), executive director of the United Way of Central Kansas. Grant funds will be used to support the community impact project, Laundry Love.