MRHD awards $400,000+ to 37 local non-profits

MRHD awards $400,000+ to 37 local non-profits

More than three-dozen local non-profits took home a check from Missouri River Historical Development Wednesday afternoon.

That group, which holds the license for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, awarded more than $400,000 dollars in grants to 37 non-profits as part of its Spring Grants program.

"The great thing about the awards today is it is all over the spectrum as far as the improvements you are going to see around the communities. It is not only in Sioux City, it is in the smaller communities, it is emergency services, it's social services, and education," said MRHD President Dakin Schultz.

The awards ranged in size from $3,700 to $15,000.

AWARDS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT AND TOURISM

-Woodbury County Conservation: $15,000 for projection/sound system.

-City of Salix: $15,000 for street improvements.

-Anthon Community Development Corp.: $15,000 for playground equipment.

-City of Smithland: $6,528 for skid-loader attachments.

HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH SERVICES

-Siouxland Food Bank: $15,000 for heater and pallet wrapper.

-Pierson Volunteer Fire Dept.: $10,000 for automatic chest-compression apparatus.

-Danbury Community Ambulance: $3,756 for stair chair.

-Sioux City Housing Trust Fund: $15,000 for home improvements for the elderly.

-Danbury Fire Fighters: $12,040 for new breathing apparatuses.

-Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: $15,000 for fire and safety update in two buildings.

-Jackson Recovery: $5,000 for LED lighting for main offices.

-Center for Siouxland: $10,630 for security system.

CIVIC, PUBLIC, PATRIOTIC, CHARITABLE, RELIGIOUS

-Correctionville Emergency Responders: $8,053 for thermal imaging camera.

-Cushing Fire & Rescue: $8,000 for thermal imaging camera.

-Pierson American Legion 291: $15,000 for green space improvements.

-Siouxland Humane Society: $7,000 for small animal kennels.

-Sioux City Fire Rescue: $10,000 for helmet and hood liners.

-Anthon Community Fire: $15,000 for turnout gear.

-Siouxland Soccer Foundation: $15,000 for soccer equipment.

-Oto Fire Department: $15,000 for turnout gear.

-City of Hornick: $15,000 for generator for sewer plant.

-Sioux City Monahan-Nelson Post 64: $3,900 for tiles to replace carpet.

-Mission of the Messiah: $10,000 for mattresses and box springs.

-Support Siouxland Soldiers: $10,000 for food and resource directories.

-Noah's Hope Animal Rescue: $15,000 for a used cargo van.

-ThinkCause: $10,000 for equipment for Volunteer Siouxland.

-Mater Dei Catholic Parish: $10,000 for personal items pantry.

LEISURE, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL

-Vangarde Arts Inc.: $10,000 new venue renovations.

-Sioux City Fire and Rescue Historical Society: $10,000 for fire engine restoration.

-"The Globe": $10,000 to digitize newspaper archive.

EDUCATION

-The Children's School Inc.: $5,000 for carpet, appliances, furniture.

-Native American Child Care Center: $6,500 for educational materials.

-Tolerance Week Inc.: $4,000 for transportation and honorarium.

-Lucky Leprechauns: $10,000 for provisions for student needs.

-LaunchPad Children's Museum: $15,000 for new educational exhibit.

-Mater Dei School: $15,000 for tech upgrade for 10 classrooms.

-ARC of Woodbury County: $10,000 for educational materials.

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