Co-ops Present $20,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC

Eastern NC co-ops recently worked together to donate a total of $10,000, along with a matching grant from CoBank’s Sharing Success program of $10,000, to Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina.

Meghan Woolard, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC, accepts the check from co-op CEOs and general managers Winston Howell, Charles Guerry, Paul Spruill and Mark Suggs.

Albemarle EMC, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, Edgecombe-Martin County EMC, Halifax EMC, Jones-Onslow EMC, Pitt & Greene EMC, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Tideland EMC and Tri-County EMC contributed to the donation.

“It’s great to have a partnership with CoBank where they work with cooperatives across the country to provide funds like this to very worthy and needy causes,” said Edgecombe-Martin County EMC CEO Winston Howell. “We’re also very appreciative to have a program and organization like the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina here in our community that impacts all of the co-ops and our members. They provide a home away from home for so many families in need.”

The Ronald McDonald House is an essential resource in eastern North Carolina, providing families with quality care and a place to rest and recharge while their children receive medical treatment. This care and a comfortable “home away from home” can make all the difference for families during times of unthinkable tragedy.