VNU Receives Donation from NWest REC


Village Northwest Unlimited receives donation from NIPCO  

Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, IA is excited to announce that it has received a generous matching gift from NIPCO (Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative) through the North West REC (Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative) employee giving program.


Northwest Iowa REC is a purchasing partner of NIPCO and under a matching gift program NIPCO matches the donations of Northwest REC employees dollar-for-dollar to benefit local charities like Village Northwest Unlimited.


NIPCO is a generation and transmission electric cooperative supplying wholesale electric power to 7 distribution cooperatives covering 6,500 square miles in western Iowa. 


North West REC is a member cooperative and is recognized to provide reliable, competitively priced energy and other valuable services to benefit its members and the communities it serves.


Barry Whitsell, President and CEO said, “We are grateful to the employees of Northwest REC and its matching gift partner NIPCO for their support and belief in the mission of Village Northwest Unlimited to provide Purpose, Privacy and Dignity to people with a disability.  People with disabilities have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations of each of us and at the Village we make it possible for people with disabilities to live the most complete life they possibly can despite their circumstances.  Giving partners like Northwest REC and NIPCO make it possible for this mission to come to life.”


Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or traumatic brain injuries.  Village Northwest Unlimited builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity.

                                                                                    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Barry Whitsell, President & CEO
Village Northwest Unlimited
330 Village Circle – Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-5401 (office)