By Steve Salins

Big Bend Co-op gives back to community through nonprofit organization


January 10, 2019

Short-time Ritzville residents may notice regular news articles reporting that “Caring Neighbors” has donated monies to various groups. It would be easy to assume that “Caring Neighbors” refers to a small local charitable group—but as it turns out, that assumption is extremely minimized as to the nature and impact of Caring Neighbors.

To start at the beginning, one must travel back to our rural area in the 1930s, when there was no electric service available for farmers and residents of the region. A group of farmers organized a “Big Bend Electric Cooperative,” successfully obt...

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