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Donations made to Worthington YMCA

Brian Korthals/Daily Globe New Vision general manager Frank McDowell presents Worthington Area YMCA executive director Andy Johnson with checks totaling $15,932 Tuesday afternoon at the Y.

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area YMCA's fund drive will benefit thanks to donations made by New Vision Coop, CoBank and the Land-O-Lakes Foundation.

New Vision Coop started the process with a commitment of $7,966. New Vision's business affiliation with CoBank and Land-O-Lakes qualified its donation with matching funds of $5,000 and $2,966.00, respectively. The three cooperatives are donating a total of $15,932 to the Worthington Area YMCA.

Additionally, the New Vision Coop Board of Directors has donated a total of $9,988 to area food shelves located in Luverne, Worthington, Heron Lake/Okabena, Windom, Mountain Lake and Mankato, and $4,000 to the Adrian Legion for its remodel project. These donations include matching funds earned through New Vision Coop's affiliation with Land-O-Lakes and the Land-O-Lakes Foundation.

"New Vision Coop is fortunate to be able to team up with CoBank and Land-O-Lakes to double the available dollars for the YMCA and Adrian Legion projects and area food shelves," said Frank McDowell, New Vision General Manager. "This example of cooperatives working together to improve our local communities is a long-standing tradition of cooperatives."

New Vision Coop serves 3,000 farmer-member owners in southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and South Dakota. CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across America. CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. Land-O-Lakes provides local cooperatives and agricultural producers in across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies as well as state of the art production and business services and a leading marketer of dairy based food products for consumers, food service professionals and food manufacturers.