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Beltrami Electric Cooperative Collects and Delivers Items for 19th Annual Mitten Tree


January 2, 2019

Students of the Red Lake/Ponemah Head Start received a donation from Beltrami Electric Cooperative's annual Mitten Tree.

Bemidji, Minn. - Beltrami Electric Cooperative recently delivered donated mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to area children as part of its annual Mitten Tree campaign for the 19th straight year.

This season, nearly 900 items were collected and distributed to more than 720 students enrolled in seven Head Start and Early Child Family Education programs throughout the Cooperative's service area. The number of items the Cooperative receives from employees, members and friends continues to be very generous.

Cooperatives around the world adhere to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all of our decisions – from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle and it is one that seems especially important. No matter how great or small the act, every time we give back, we strengthen our community.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative located in Bemidji, Minn. Established in 1940, Beltrami Electric provides power to over 17,000 member-owners within a 3,000 square mile service area located in the lakes region of north-central Minnesota.


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