Pella Cooperative Electric and Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative partnered with USDA Rural Development to provide a $300,000 Revolving Loan Fund loan to the 818 Forward with Faith organization. 818 Forward with Faith is a nonprofit dedicated to building homes where adults with disabilities can lead lives of dignity as their specialized physical, emotional and social needs are met. The nonprofit organization was established by Judy and Jerry Fynaardt after their son, Caleb, was in an accident. At the time Caleb had been living in a facility designed to help adults with special needs, but his parents soon realized that he needed to experience more of an adult life and opportunities, which includes moving into a home of his own that can be tailored to meet his specific needs.
Presentation of the check – Front row: Jon Miles, Caleb Fynaardt and Judy Fynaardt
Back row: Carroll Hoksbergen, Bryce Arkema, Phil Kinser, Bruce Schiebout, Pat Deur and Duane Ver Ploeg