Dow awards grants to area organizations

Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:18 a.m.

The Dow iGive Dollars for Doers grant program has awarded grants to nine Crossroads nonprofit groups in which Dow Seadrift Operations employees are volunteers.

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Victoria, one of the organizations that received $500, used the funding to support its youth tutoring program, according to a news release from Dow.

Carlaina Sutton, Dow employee volunteer at the church, is grateful the church received the funds.

"The funding allows us to grow our community youth programs and to offer after-school tutoring sessions to kids of all ages.

"I will keep volunteering and will apply again next year."

According to the news release, other organizations that received grants, ranging from $500 to $1,000, included:

Goliad County 4-H Archery Club, Dow volunteer Patrick Knipling, to pay for archery equipment.

Goliad County 4-H Shotgun Club, Dow volunteer Kevin Bego, purchased a trap machine to teach members of the club gun safety and raise environmental awareness for the sport of hunting.

Parkway Church, Dow volunteers Robert Schaefer and Craig Falcon, purchased equipment such as calculators and computers for Parkway Church's program to help at-risk students with math, reading and science camps.

St. Vincent de Paul-St. Mary's Conference, Dow volunteer Richard Evans, to purchase a laser printer to help the group better organize its files and operate more efficiently.

St. Vincent de Paul - Our Lady of Victory Conference, Dow volunteer Tom Laundrie, to expand and improve a facility the group uses to distribute food and other assistance to the needy. The group serves about 50 families a week.

Zion Lutheran Church, Dow volunteer David Miller, to improve its Youth Programs facility.

Goliad Band Booster Club, Dow volunteer Russell Kremling, to purchase needed equipment and supplies.

Calhoun County Fair Board, Dow volunteers Mike Rothmann and Willy Woolridge, to install a video communication system in the fair barn.



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