2019 Community Grants Recipients 4th November 2019 Through the support of various RCCF funds and donors like you, grants have been established to support the vital work of nonprofit organizations serving our community. Many of these groups assist our most vulnerable neighbors. Others enhance life for all. The 2019 community grant funds are supporting three projects – one that honors the past, one that improves the quality of life immediately and one that develops leaders for the future. The Arlington East Hill Cemetery Association will receive $4,000 toward creating a memorial for veterans and first responders. This special recognition is a meaningful tribute to those who gave all for the greater good and for their loved ones. This would be the first of its kind for remembering first responders in our county. Effective communication is the key to success, especially during an emergency. The Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department will receive $10,000 to purchase new digital radios for their trucks. This will allow the department to communicate fully with 911 Dispatch and other mutual aid agencies. The analog radios currently in use will be obsolete within six years. Youth are our future. Something we can all agree on is that we should do what we can to enable ALL young people to reach their full potential. The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County does just that. With a growing number of teens at risk in our community, they will receive $15,720 to support them. A fresh coat of paint will create a more inviting space. New programming focused on leadership, community involvement and workforce development will empower teens to become the best versions of themselves they can be – both now and as adults. You make these funds grow with gifts to the Community Grants Program! To learn more about how to connect your charitable giving to your dreams for Rush County, visit our office: at 117 N. Main Street in Rushville or call: 765-938-1177.