TOUCHSTONE ENERGY® COMMUNITY AWARD
Every year Beltrami Electric Cooperative presents the Touchstone Energy Community Award to a nonprofit group, community organization or business that have shown a strong commitment to their community.
Village of Hope Named Beltrami Electric's 2019 Touchstone Energy Community Award Winner.
Beltrami Electric Cooperative has selected Village of Hope as the winner of the local 2019 Touchstone Energy® Community Award from a pool of excellent and worthy nominations. The award recognizes Village of Hope for showing a strong commitment to our community, and comes with a $500 cash award and an engraved Touchstone Energy® Community Award plaque. Village of Hope was nominated by Riki Scheela of Bemidji.
Village of Hope is a non-profit organization which provides a 24-hour emergency shelter and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness. The organization focuses on three outcomes: breaking the cycle of homelessness, acquisition of housing, and family stability.
About the Touchstone Energy Community Award
The Touchstone Energy® Community Award acknowledges the efforts of those who have impacted numerous people, addressed unmet community needs or provided necessary services.
The winner receives a check for $500 and an engraved plaque. The award recipient's application is then submitted to the statewide Touchstone Energy Group to contend against other award winners from across the state for a cash prize of $1,000. The statewide award winner is recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association's annual meeting in February or March.
Minnesota Touchstone Energy® cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 46 states that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.