UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL IOWA: $25,000 AWARDED
This grant was used to provide technology for a resources area to help our clients file for
food stamps, copy IDs & needed documents for certain applications, use the internet for
housing options, charging station for phones, mac books/iPad’s for our partners to use while helping clients. Just one example would be;
Every Tuesday from 12:30-2:30, Warren County General Assistance can now work out of our facility with better client & technology access.
Our partnership with them is amazing! Included in the $25,000 grant was infrastructure to install a new, high level Hillyard cleaning system & a janitorial staff with conservative pay & hours. This is all in order to provide a daily, clean & safe facility for staff &
clients. We also funded a monthly program furnishing fresh fruits, vegetables & supplies
such as personal care products... We gave away over 9,000 products in the last 18 months!
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES:
Six community refrigerators are to be placed
around in Warren County communities -
New Virginia Public Library, Truro Public Library,
Indianola Public Library, Milo Locker, Lacona
Public Library, Simpson College Campus
FOOD BANK OF IOWA:
Federal funding was given to the state at 4 million dollars & as a partner of FBOI - this was a 2 round submission process with a requirement to show proof of previous expenditures. We were able to
submit receipts of food we had purchased over the last year to be awarded a grant.
ROTARY, NOON LIONS, BOOTS ON THE GROUND &
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH:
In a combined effort, these local clubs &
organizations raised funds to go towards the
purchase of a Hydroponic Growing System to
provide fresh fruit & vegetables year round.