Committed to Caring
Northern Plains has a long-standing tradition of working tirelessly to improve the quality of life of the people in its communities. We have employees involved in all kinds of civic endeavors, from participating in chambers of commerce to serving on hospital boards to working on job development.
We pay special attention to the youth in our community with these programs:
- Scholarship program awarded each spring.
- Energy tours and seminars for elementary students
- Get Charged! Electricity and You kits designed by Discovery Channel especially for Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
Our Operation Round Up program has helped hundreds of people in our area meet all kinds of community and individual challenges. The program is funded by 75 percent of the cooperative's membership, who have agreed to have their monthly statements rounded to the nearest dollar. These funds are put in a trust and administered by an Operation Round Up board comprised of Northern Plains members. The program awarded about $600,000 to individuals and causes since its implementation in 1998.