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United Way receives Wheatland Electric grant for hand sanitizer
Regan Reif, member services and key accounts manager at Wheatland Electric, presents a $1,000 Sharing Success grant check virtually to Gaila Demel, executive director of the United Way of Central Kansas.

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. announced on Tuesday that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the United Way of Central Kansas to be used to provide hand sanitizer stations for public gathering areas in Barton County. With the $1,000 grant from Wheatland, United Way of Central Kansas can purchase an additional 16 cases, or 96 dispensers of Simple Hygiene Foaming Hand Sanitizer that is manufactured locally at Fuller Industries in Great Bend. Collectively, UWCK has over 250 dispensers to distribute in the communities it serves. 

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on Dec. 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $7,500 this year to the fund and $5,000 in years past. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact Alli Conine, manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or