WCCF Announces Spring Grant Recipients

Six grants totaling up over $14,000 were awarded to several Washington County organizations by the Washington County Community Foundation for the Spring 2013 grant cycle.  Grants are awarded from the Foundation’s Touch Tomorrow funds.

The Town of Campbellsburg has the opportunity to improve their water utility system with thanks in part to the PNC Bank Touch Tomorrow Fund.  The grant is for $6000.00 and will be used to leverage a grant of $602,500.00 from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

The Heart of Salem organization has been awarded a $750.00 to obtain their 501(c)(3) charitable status with funding from the Betty Motsinger Touch Tomorrow Fund.

The Gene and Judy Hedrick Touch Tomorrow Fund will assist in funding the Canton Lions Club grant in the amount of $2765.00.  The Canton club is partnering with other area clubs to purchase a new eye camera for the Lions’ eye screening program.

Pack 4029 will be racing this year thanks to a$487.31 grant from the Bob and Carol Strange Touch Tomorrow Fund.  Pack 4029 will be purchasing Minibrick Racing Chassis.  The chassis utilize STEM technology.  They will also involve area Girl Scouts in this project.

The Brent and Lauren Elliott Touch Tomorrow Fund is partially funding a grant in the amount of $2788.00 for new AEDs and AED training models for the Salem Fire Department.  The new AEDs will replace outdated AEDs and will be AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care compliant.

The Town of Little York could be getting a new tanker truck.  The David Beck Touch Tomorrow Fund is helping to leverage a $184,877.00 grant from OCRA by providing a $1880.00 matching grant.

Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever.

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