Village Northwest Unlimited Announces “Generous Matching Gift”

Pictured: Left, James Vondrak, NIPCO. Right, Barry Whitsell, CEO Village Northwest Unlimited

Sheldon, Iowa — A local provider of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injuries has received what they are calling a “generous matching gift.”

Officials at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon tell us that the gift is from NIPCO, the Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative through the Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) employee giving program.

Northwest Iowa REC is a purchasing partner of NIPCO and under a matching gift program, NIPCO matches the donations of Northwest REC employees dollar-for-dollar to benefit local charities like Village Northwest Unlimited.

NIPCO is a generation and transmission electric cooperative supplying wholesale electric power to 7 distribution cooperatives covering 6,500 square miles in western Iowa.

North West REC is a member cooperative and provides energy and other valuable services to benefit its members and the communities it serves.

Barry Whitsell, President and CEO says that Village Northwest is grateful to the employees of Northwest REC and its matching gift partner NIPCO for their support and belief in the mission of Village Northwest Unlimited to provide “Purpose, Privacy and Dignity to people with a disability.” He says that people with disabilities have the same hopes, dreams, and aspirations of each of us and, “at the Village we make it possible for people with disabilities to live the most complete life they possibly can despite their circumstances. Giving partners like Northwest REC and NIPCO make it possible for this mission to come to life.”

The amount of the donation was not disclosed.

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