Support Australian Co-ops With A Donation to the Disaster Recovery Fund
The bushfires in Australia have caused staggering human and environmental damage, impacting communities and the cooperatives that serve them. With an estimated half a billion animals killed, 28 lives lost and close to 18 million acres burned, Australians are battling the largest bushfires in the country’s history.In times of emergency, the Cooperative Development Foundation(CDF)’sDisaster Recovery Fund helps local cooperatives get back to business after disaster strikes . Those interested in helping Australian cooperatives and their communities recover and rebuild are encouraged to make a donation to the Disaster Recovery Fund.
Grant Highlight: Education Key to Success of Resident Owned Communities
Resident Owned Communities (ROCs) provide affordable, stable housing solutions for some of the most vulnerable tenants groups – owners of manufactured homes. A key component to the success of these communities is quality and ongoing cooperative education for resident-owners. In 2019 the CDF Education Fund provided four grants to support ROC education programs around the U.S.
Share your co-op pride, spruce up your wardrobe, and celebrate CDF’s 75th Anniversary with a pair of co-op socks. The socks are decorated with the Twin Pines logo and available in teal and purple or black and grey. A donation of $25 to CDF during 2020 will get you a pair.
“CDF is an indispensable resource to community leaders around the country who are strengthening and building local commitment to cooperative principles and values,” Martin Lowery, retired executive vice president, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Honor 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees with a “Friends of” Listing
The 2020 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees have dedicated their careers to bettering lives through cooperative advocacy, leadership, and education. Join CDF in honoring this dedication by adding your name as a Friend of Ben Burkett, Everett M. Dobrinski, Carmen Huertas-Noble, or Michael Mercer.
The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF’s mission is to promote community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprises. (www.cdf.coop).
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