Residents of Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison were recently presented with a special gift.
Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison recently donated five bird houses to Bethel Home as part of the Public Power Month of Giving.
Public power utilities, such as the city of Madison, are owned and operated by the communities they serve. They are a division of local government, run by boards of local officials accountable to the citizens.
Public power utilities across the nation celebrated a Month of Giving in June.
Heartland, a non-profit public power utility located in Madison, provides wholesale power as well as energy services and community development programs to the city of Madison as well as other municipal electric utilities throughout the Midwest.
Heartland donated 115 bird feeders and 30 bird houses to 29 facilities in 19 communities. Madison Mayor Marshall Dennert and Commissioner Jerae Wire joined Heartland to present the items to the Bethel staff.