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Grants: Only days remain

Sunday, December 26, 2010

With only five days left for voting, both Northview High School and Habitat for Humanity are still in the hunt to receive grants.

A few programs at NHS -- including the Marching Knights, guard program and cheerleading program -- are attempting to secure possible grant money through the Pepsi Refresh Everything promotion.

The groups combined forces in November to go after grant money, but fell short. The top 10 vote getters in each offered category earn the chance to receive money.

Currently, the programs are pursuing a $50,000 grant and rank eighth overall.

NMK band director Bob Medworth told The Brazil Times earlier this month if the programs earn the chance to receive grant money, it would be used for the following items:

* $37,500 -- marching band uniforms,

* $5,000 -- percussion equipment,

* $3,500 -- guard uniforms,

* $2,500 -- cheerleading uniforms,

* $1,000 -- sound equipment, and

* $500 -- a sewing machine for uniform upkeep.

To vote for the proposal, log on to http://pep.si/my10votes, which will direct users to www.refresheverything.com/keepthekidsont....

Voting may also take place via text message daily by sending a text to 73774 and placing 103899 in the subject header.

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is also pursuing grant money this month through the promotion.

Local chapter president Rogene Morge told The Brazil Times the organization is in the running for a $25,000 grant.

Currently, the program ranks 11th overall.

According to Morge, Habitat for Humanity of Clay County intends to use grant money for the following:

* $5,900 -- subfloor, trusses, framing, osb board,

* $1,100 -- electrical,

* $4,500 -- plumbing,

* $1,700 -- windows and doors,

* $4,400 -- siding, roofing, guttering, insulation,

* $6,400 -- furnace and air conditioning, and

* $1,000 -- finishing drywall.

To vote for Habitat for Humanity of Clay County, log on to www.http://pep.si/my10votes, which directs users to www.refresheverything.com/pobox81brazili....

Voting may also take place daily via text message by sending a text to 73774 and placing 104282 in the subject header.

In addition, voting for both grant proposals may also take place through Facebook accounts.

Both the NHS programs and Habitat for Humanity of Clay County joined an alliance in voting for this month, which includes programs based out of Akron, Ohio, Greenfield, Ind., Bristow, Okla., Savannah, Ga., Chesterfield, Mo., Los Angeles and Durham, N.C.

Voting for this month ends Friday, Dec. 31.

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