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Cooperative Spirit of Giving

Sharing Success program supports local organizations

During Fall 2019, Medina EC representatives were able to make $15,000 in donations to three area organizations through CoBank’s Sharing Success program and through the generosity of you, our member-owners.

Medina County Food Pantry received $5,000. The center’s mission is to provide food and resources for members of Medina County. They recently completed fundraising for a new, badly needed building. These funds will help them purchase shelving and office furniture.

Frio Regional Hospital got a $6,600 donation to help with expenses to build a new urgent care facility to serve Dilley and Frio County. The center will include a pharmacy, basic radiology services and a full-time provider. 

Santa Teresita Community Center was presented with $3,400 to replace outdated computers and purchase tables and folding chairs for community events. The center serves as a hub of the Colonia of Santa Teresita in Webb County and is the only location for some community members to access a computer.

Half of the $15,000 was a donation from Medina EC, and the other half was from CoBank, one of the cooperative’s financial partners. In the eight years the cooperative has participated in Sharing Success, $85,000 has been distributed to organizations across our area. Past recipients include Southwest Family Life Center (Frio, Medina and Uvalde Counties), Sabinal Public Library, Casa de Esperanza (Rio Grande City), HANK (Hondo), Starr County Self Help Center, El Progreso Memorial Library (Uvalde), Meals on Wheels (Hondo), La Salle County Athletic Fields, Dimmit Regional Hospital (Carrizo Springs), Revive Fort Ringgold (Rio Grande City), Herby Ham Activity Center (Uvalde), Dilley Public Library and Uvalde Grand Opera House.