UFA Co-operative Limited

UFA Co-operative Limited

August 15, 2013 11:53 ET

UFA to Award $250,000 to Five Deserving Communities

What would your rural community do with $50,000?

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2013) - UFA Co-operative Limited (@UFAcooperative) wants to know what your rural community would do with $50,000. Build a rink? Upgrade your emergency equipment? Fix the community hall?

UFA will be awarding a total of $250,000 to five projects that support rural sustainability in the communities we serve. The winning community is responsible for selecting the next deserving community in a pay it forward style contest called the Rural From the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest.

"We're really excited about this initiative," said Bob Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, UFA Co-operative Limited. "It's about people helping people, which is what a co-operative is all about. At UFA, we like to think of it as the ultimate rural act of kindness."

Applications will open September 10, 2013 and rural community groups, societies, schools and clubs are encouraged to start planning their applications. Creativity is important, so make a video, use a photo collage, sing a song or write a compelling story that details how $50,000 would benefit your project.

Rural community groups who are located within 200km of a UFA Farm & Ranch Supply store or Petroleum agency are welcome to enter. Five winning projects will be chosen between the end of October 2013 and the end of April 2014. For more information, visit UFA.com/GetnGive or follow us on our social media channels listed below.

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UFA Co-operative Limited is one of Alberta's most dynamic enterprises. UFA has an unmatched network of more than 110 bulk fuel and cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and 11 Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitter stores. Our employees and independent Petroleum agents strive to provide products, services and solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Since founding in 1909, UFA has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into a comprehensive enterprise with $2.1 billion in annual sales and over 120,000 members. While UFA has grown and changed over the years, at our heart remains a commitment to agriculture and to the communities we serve.

Contact Information

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    UFA Co-operative Limited
    Stephanie Keeler
    Communications Advisor
    (403) 570-4111 or Mobile: (403) 850-0645