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Dow names grant recipients

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
July 8, 2011 at 2:08 a.m.


OPPORTUNITIESJuly 14 - Noon, Nonprofit Network of the Golden Crescent meeting, First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge St.

July 19 - 6 p.m., Victoria Adult Literacy Council, 8th annual wine tasting and benefit dinner, Carino's, 4904 N. Navarro St., 361-582-4273.

Dow Community Grants

From educational programs to emergency preparedness to park renovations, the Dow Chemical Company Foundation has announced more than $66,000 in grant funds will be awarded to 10 area organizations.

The grants range from $2,554 to $10,000 through the 2011 Dow Gives - Seadrift Operations Community Grants Program.

The program helps area nonprofit groups implement projects that will improve the quality of life in local communities, according to a news release.

Seadrift Operations Site Leader Brad Fedorchak said he was impressed by the quality of the 31 applications received through the program. The recipients were chosen by a committee of Dow employees and external community members.

"Our Dow Gives - Community Grants Program is one of the main ways we provide financial support to our communities and I'm very proud that Dow continues to provide this funding year after year," said Fedorchak. "I know it was a challenge for our selection committee to determine the recipients, but their choices are definitely going to contribute to the long-term success of local communities throughout this region."

Dow has given out more than $450,000 through its Community Grants program since 2004, according to the news release.

The recipients of the 2011 Dow Gives Community Grants are as follows:

American GI Forum, Port Lavaca - $10,000 for a new roof for the American GI Forum building.

Crossroads Chapter, American Red Cross - $3,194 for Be Red Cross Ready program.

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent - $8,000 for a standby generator.

The Harbor Children's Alliance and Victim Center, Port Lavaca - $2,554 for educational materials.

Raisin Volunteer Fire Department - $3,049 for an automated external defibrillator.

Victoria Boulevard Lions Club - $6,500 for Lions Club Park renovation and improvement.

Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry - $6,000 for an electric powered pallet truck.

Victoria College Foundation - $10,000 for TexPREP Summer Enrichment Program 2012.

Victoria County - $7,300 for the Partners in Preparedness Emergency Response and Communications Project.

Victoria Independent School District, Career and Technical Education - $10,000 for Spark Science Learning Systems.

The recipients will receive the funding at a ceremony scheduled for late August.

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