Minnkota Power employees give $500 to NDAD

Posted: Aug 02 2017
Minnkota Power employees give $500 to NDAD

NDAD has received a $500 donation from Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Grand Forks employees.
 
Colleen Fritel (left), Minnkota Power Cooperative administrative assistant, talks with Lora Machart, NDAD’s client services representative for northeast North Dakota, prior to a $500 check presentation to NDAD from Minnkota's Grand Forks employees Aug. 2, 2017.

The gift, presented Aug. 2, came from the employee Jeans Day fund. Colleen Fritel, Minnkota administrative assistant and the employee who nominated NDAD as a fund recipient, made the presentation to Lora Machart, NDAD’s client services representative for northeast North Dakota.

NDAD expects to use the Minnkota employees donation to support the charity's popular Healthcare Equipment Loan Program (HELP), which provides no-cost loans of durable medical equipment for up to 90 days to people in need.

Minnkota's Grand Forks employees have given more than $31,000 to charity through the Jeans Day fund since 2011.

Minnkota Power Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Grand Forks, Formed in 1940, Minnkota provides wholesale electric energy to 11 member-owner distribution cooperatives located in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. These members serve nearly 135,000 consumer accounts in a 34,500 square-mile area, including many of the region’s homes, farms, schools and businesses.
 

A sign outside Minnkota Power Cooperative's Old Mill Road headquarters in north Grand Forks, Aug. 2, 2017.

 

 

Karen Schelinder
Karen Schelinder followed a path of helping others, ever since she served as a Lutheran church parish worker in the 1960s. When someone sought help, her philosophy had been simple. “There’s a reason they need it,” said Schelinder, told NDAD in an early 2013 interview. Karen died the following year at age 66.   In the ...
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