Midwest Electric donates $2,166 to local charities for the holidays


Midwest employees Coreen Ott, left, and Mike Dieringer, center, make a donation to Troy Montgomery of Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta.

Midwest employees Coreen Ott, left, and Mike Dieringer, center, make a donation to Troy Montgomery of Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta.


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Midwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Kathy Mescher, director of Our Home Family Resource Center in Celina.


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Midwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Patty Hamilton from Agape Ministries in St. Marys.


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ST. MARYS – This year, Midwest Electric’s employees, board directors and legal counsel joined together to donate more than $2,166 to three local organizations: Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta, Our Home Family Resource Center in Celina and Agape Ministries in St. Marys.

Each group received a check for $722.

Together, all three organizations serve more than 600 children and 800 families in Auglaize and Mercer counties. Donations will help with the purchase of pajamas, socks, gloves and coats for local people in need, as well as toothpaste and hygiene products.

Funding also will go toward Weekend Warrior bags to ensure hungry children have food throughout the weekend while at home. Some of the programs funded include help with the purchase of a small toy, gift or game to brighten a local family’s holiday season.

These donations come as part of the co-op’s Christmas for Kids Program, started in 1993 by Midwest Electric’s employees.

For more information about Our Home Family Resource Center in Celina, visit https://www.ourhomefrc.com/.

To learn more about Agape Ministries of St. Marys, visit http://agapeministriesinc.com/.

For more information about Mercy Unlimited of Wapakoneta, visit http://www.mercyunlimited.org/.

Based in St. Marys, Midwest Electric is the not-for-profit, customer-owned electric cooperative serving 11,000 homes, farms and businesses in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert, Shelby, Putnam and Darke counties. To learn more, visit www.midwestrec.com.

Midwest employees Coreen Ott, left, and Mike Dieringer, center, make a donation to Troy Montgomery of Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/12/web1_Mercy-Unlimited.jpgMidwest employees Coreen Ott, left, and Mike Dieringer, center, make a donation to Troy Montgomery of Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta. Courtesy photo

Midwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Kathy Mescher, director of Our Home Family Resource Center in Celina.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/12/web1_Our-Home-Family-Resource-Center.jpgMidwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Kathy Mescher, director of Our Home Family Resource Center in Celina. Courtesy photo

Midwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Patty Hamilton from Agape Ministries in St. Marys.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/12/web1_Agape-Ministries.jpgMidwest Electric employees Mike Dieringer, left, and Coreen Ott, center, make a donation to Patty Hamilton from Agape Ministries in St. Marys. Courtesy photo