Sabinal Public Library Receives $3,000
Medina Electric Cooperative presented the Sabinal Public Library with a $3,000 donation on Monday, October 22. The $3,000 donation will be used in conjunction with other donations to repair the roof on the library.
According to Sean Johnson, Vice President of the Sabinal Civic Club, “The importance of having a public library open five days a week is immense. There is no business that makes copies; there is no place to fax information; there is no place within 20 miles to get a book to read, or to check an email.” The library is also used for different community functions such as voting, civic meetings, and events special to the community of Sabinal.
The donation was made possible through the members of Medina Electric Cooperative, and through CoBank’s Sharing Success charitable contribution program. CoBank, a national cooperative bank, is one of Medina EC’s financial partners.
Concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives are longstanding cooperative principles. Cooperatives like Medina EC work to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, and supporting the Sabinal Public Library is just one way of doing that.
Through the Sharing Success program, CoBank matches an annual donation of up to $5,000 that Medina EC makes to up to three nonprofit organizations. Each year, Medina EC selects organizations located in a different parts of their 17-county service area to receive the donation.
Other recipients of this year’s Sharing Success donations from CoBank and Medina EC were the Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc. (Hondo), which was awarded $4,000 to help with providing safe place for people needing shelter who are in domestic/family violence situations, and Casa de Esperanza (Rio Grande City), which was awarded $3,000 to purchase necessary items for housing people in the homeless shelter.
The $3,000 donation from CoBank and Medina Electric Cooperative was presented to the Sabinal Public Library. Present for the donation was (left to right) Michael Harkins Medina EC Business Development; Ava Denney, President of Sabinal Civic Club; Mike Nuckles, City of Sabinal Alderman; and Charlie Story, Sabinal Mayor.