Shelby Electric Cooperative was on hand in Pana Tuesday morning along with CoBank’s Sharing Success Program for a check presentation. Shelby Electric donated $20,000 broken down to three separate checks to help out the Autism Movement Project. The Autism and Movement Project or AAMP/ Autism Movement Therapy (AMT) will receive $15,000. Brewin’ Hope Coffee House will receive $2,500. The Pana Historical Society will also receive $2,500. Faith Wheeler, Member Services Specialist with Shelby Electric says it’s all about concern for the community.
Aaron Johnson, Vice President of CoBank says that they have been helping match funds for a while and that this is a fantastic program. He says 2022 was a great year for matching.
Erica Matthews, Owner and Lead Instructor for AAMP/AMT is a non-profit organization serving and providing outreach to the autism community. The classes benefit children diagnosed with autism and special needs or any child that needs help with speech, behavioral, motor, or social skills. She thanked the community for the support for the Brewin’ Hope Coffee House.
For more information on Shelby Electric visit https://shelbyelectric.coop. For more information on CoBank visit https://www.cobank.com/. Check out the Pana Historical Society at http://panahistoricalsociety.org/. The AAMP Learning Center can be found at https://www.aamplearningcenter.org/. They are located at 11 South Locust Street in Pana. The Brewin’ Hope Coffee House is at 38 Oak Street in Pana.