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Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric’s $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company’s “Sharing Success” grant program.

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Dakota Electric Association and CoBank presented Jeff Mortensen (3rd from left) and Laurie Bolin (3rd from right) of 360 Communities with a $10,000 donation. CoBank’s Cliff Bolstad (center) and representatives of Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors are pictured (L-R): Bill Holton, David Jones, Paul Trapp and Jim Sheldon.

Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors, along with Cliff Bolstad of CoBank, presented the check to Jeff Mortensen, CEO of 360 Communities, and Laurie Bolin, development director, during a recent board meeting.

Mortensen thanked Dakota Electric’s board for the donation and Dakota Electric’s support over the years. “We can’t do the work we do without your support and the support of the community,” Mortensen said. “Know that your support is having a significant impact in the communities.”

360 Communities provides assistance to about 17,000 individuals each year with a variety of programs throughout the area, including domestic violence shelters, resource centers, food shelves and more. This is the sixth year that Dakota Electric’s donation was doubled through CoBank’s grant program.

“What a great organization to support,” Bolstad said of 360 Communities. “We are glad we can support Dakota Electric’s ongoing community efforts through our Sharing Success program.”

“We are happy to have the opportunity to double our donation through CoBank’s grant and help a worthwhile community organization like 360 Communities,” said Dakota Electric’s Board Chair David Jones.