Goldenwest Electric Cooperative supports Home on the Range

Home on the range

Each year at our Annual Meeting, we share a video focused on different facets of cooperative social responsibility at Basin Electric and in our membership.

You can find what social responsibility means to Basin Electric within the seven cooperative principles. We stand for working for our members. We stand for democracy, education, and cooperation among cooperatives. We stand for our communities – filling the needs we see – just as we did all the way back to building our own power poles and power plants to bring electricity to our farms and ranches.

We will be sharing pieces of the cooperative social responsibility video here over the next couple of months, starting with the segment focused on health and human services.

Basin Electric and Goldenwest Electric Cooperative supports Home on the Range, a therapeutic working ranch located in western North Dakota. The facility provides education, therapy, spiritual guidance, and recreational work activities for youth who have experienced physical or emotional trauma.

We interviewed Jolene Obrigewitch, development director at Home on the Range, Greg Labelle, facility ranch & plant director at Home on the Range, and John Sokoloski, general manager at Goldenwest Electric Cooperative. They told us how the ranch works to convince children to change behaviors such as running away, fighting and stealing – behaviors developed to survive abuse.

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