East River Electric’s 59th annual fundraiser to support LifeScape was a success, raising over $37,800. LifeScape is an organization which promotes independence for over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities throughout South Dakota. The event was held as an online auction and an online raffle. Many local businesses generously donated items to the auction and cash to the LifeScape organization.

“The online auction and raffle were very successful and every year, I am amazed at how our employees step up for this very worthy cause. Commitment to Community is a cooperative value, and our employees strive to demonstrate it every day,” said East River CEO/General Manager Bob Sahr. “My thanks go out to all the East River employees who assisted with this event. We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the local businesses and member cooperatives that donated items to the auction and money to LifeScape. Our fundraiser was a success because of your generosity!”

East River’s annual fundraising efforts have helped provide for the very best in medical care, therapy, education and other services for the children at LifeScape. Several local children and people from around the region are served by LifeScape.

The East River Employees Committee donated $1,000, a total matched by East River Electric at $1,000. Basin Electric matched the donation at $2,000 and CoBank also contributed a matching donation of $2,000. In the 59 years since the East River fundraiser began, more than $417,400 has been raised to help LifeScape provide services to children and adults in rural South Dakota.

PHOTO CUTLINE – LifeScape empowers people to live their best lives.