Joyce Emmert and Geri Husband, accepting a grant on behalf of the Clay County Commissioners.
The Clay County Community Foundation, the Clay County affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Inc., has completed its final grant cycle for 2003. Funding allocations to benefit seven agencies were given as follows:
- $4,500 to the Posey Township Fire Department, to replace their 1970 Ford brush truck with a 1990 4 x 4 truck.
- $5,400 to Access to Defibrillation, through "Operation Heartbeat," used to equip emergency responders in the county with automatic external defibrillators.
- $400 to Clay County Schools, Inc., to maintain and improve Northview Television's "Good Morning Northview."
- $4,500 to the Clay County Commissioners, and the Clay County Local Emergency Planning Commission to assist in the purchase of a Hazmat Deacon Trailer.
- $1,500 to the Wabash chapter of the American Red Cross, to assist in replenishing the National Disaster Relief Fund depleted by recent storm damage.
- $3,100 to the Staunton United Methodist Church Food Pantry, to renovate the parking lot, providing access to the Food Pantry and Children's Library by children and disabled individuals.
- $1,200 to the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, to assist in the purchase of banners promoting the Popcorn Festival in October.
These grants were made possible through the Lilly Endowment Fund and an anonymous fund created for the benefit of Clay County. Non-profit agencies seeking grant funding can call the community foundation at 812-446-2677 or visit the group's website at www.wvcf.com.