Success Stories

Lab technician using new COVID-19 testing machine

Helping Rural Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

In Wray, Colorado, the Wray Community District Hospital was one of the first rural hospitals to be on allocation for the SARS COVID-19 PCR testing. Prior to receiving the new equipment, the hospital only had access to a small four bay test analyzer.

Gilliard Home

A Single Mother's Blessing

"It is truly a blessing to come home each day to our peaceful environment," said Amanda Gilliard. The goal of graduating from college and purchasing a home for her family has been realized.

Seymour ISD in front of their new cruiser

Seymour ISD Ups Security with New Cruiser

Seymour ISD provides educational opportunities to the City of Seymour, a small North Texas town with a population of 2,613, and the surrounding Baylor County. With a growing student population of 582, the school district created its own police department to… more

Vale Fire Department photo

Accessible, Reliable Fire Equipment is a Necessity in This Rural South Dakota Community

The Vale Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency response services to the Vale, SD community and surrounding area that encompasses a 170-square mile area. Its mission is to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Vale Fire… more

New  streets, curbs and drainage.

Smooth Drive for All in the City

Pawnee City had 3.8 miles of streets composed of asphalt or rock and deteriorated to the point repair was no longer feasible. With minimal to no curbing, the majority of drainage was in open ditches along the roadway. Complete replacement was necessary for safe streets in this area of the City.… more

inside homeowners home picture

More Than a Dream Come True for Aberdeen, South Dakota Homeowner

Tessa Dosch lives in Aberdeen, SD and had been living in a rental property for several years that was in poor condition.  It needed major repairs to the foundation, and it had old, drafty windows. Tessa had been longing to own a home of her own. One fall day, she had been visiting with her… more

USDA Helps Fremont with a BOGO Deal on Firetrucks!

Everyone is looking for a bargain. Whether it’s a deal on breakfast cereal or a few cents off on a gallon of gas people are always looking for the best deal.

Rose Court Apartments in Phoenix, Ore., burned down during the 2020 Oregon wildfires.

A Heap of Hope When All was Lost

Susan Smith has lived through a lot over the years: hurricanes, a serious medical condition, a global pandemic. She had heard about the fire burning in Ashland, just south of her subsidized apartment in the small town of Phoenix, but wildfires had never gotten close enough to threaten her before… more

ATMC is bringing access to the internet with speeds up to 1 Gps to thousands of homes and businesses in Columbus County since partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. A recent ReConnect Grant of $7.9 million will expand their reach to another 4,000 homes and businesses.

Rural N.C. gets access to internet through USDA RD/ATMC

Rural North Carolina is continuing to adapt to the digital age where high-speed internet is essential. There is a powerful ally in this evolution with the Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation.

The new tractor with mower and front-end loader.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

The city of Alpine's forty-year-old commercial-grade mower, dedicated to the maintenance of the Casparis Municipal Airport grounds, was in the shop more frequently than it was being used.  The city was only able to budget a small amount of funds to buy a smaller inadequate machine.

To… more