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 ND Public Notices
 Mohall City
 Sherwood City
 Lansford City
 Mohall Lansford Sherwood School District
 Glenburn School District
 Renville County

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation grants totaling an excess of $5.3 million
were awarded on Wednesday, March 18th

The Good Samaritan Society - Mohall was the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation. Accepting the check from Diane Nelson of Kenmare, right, board member of the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation, is Jill Baska, Director of Social Services at Good Samaritan Society - Mohall.

Over $5.3 million dollars have been granted to area organizations to benefit the residents in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward, and Wells. A board of directors governs the Foundation.

The St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation grants funds to promote and support the improvement, availability, and provision of the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs for people residing in the eleven counties served by the Foundation. The Foundation meets this goal by welcoming grant requests from area agencies committed to meeting the needs of residents in the service area. The Foundation may also identify an area of need in North Central North Dakota and fund an initiative.

Pastor John Fetterhoff of Kenmare, left, representing the Kenmare/Mohall Safe Community Coalitions, accepted a $2,000 grant from Diane Nelson of Kenmare, center, and Dr. Teri Hurly, Minot, board members of the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation.

Recipients of the grants from this area were:
Bike the Border, Burke/Renville/ Bottineau Counties received a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 to replace the shower trailer.

Carpio Rural Fire Protection District was awarded a $12,000.00 grant to replace an inoperable pump unit on a fire truck and to add storage units for wild land fire tools/new emergency radio.

First District Health Unit within the seven counties received $5,000.00 for a Safe and Simple program - provide car seat safety and education to community and provide other safety programs.

Good Samaritan Society - Mohall was awarded a grant in the amount of $4,000.00 for updated and safe wheelchairs.

Pictured Above: Food Pantries from the area shared a grant in the amount of $20,000. Among the Food Pantries awarded money were the Lansford Food Pantry, Mohall Food Pantry, and the Sherwood Food Pantry.

Kenmare Fire Department - $10,000.00 to provide extrication - wildland firefighting suits for firemen.

Kenmare/Mohall Safe Community Coalitions - $2,000.00 for Caring Communities Nurturing Healthy Relationships, promote healthy relations. Raise awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse; dating education for high school juniors and seniors.

Kenmare Wheels & Meals - $7,000.00 for Renville County meal programs (1,700 meals); and Burke, Renville, Ward County Home Care program - in home care, pre-cooked meals.

Mohall Park District - $6,2000.00 grant for their pool heater project.

Souris Basin Transportation Board - regional $10,000 grant for cash match for new 12 passenger - 2 wheelchair bus which provides more than 85,000 rides a year; as well as expenses for pickup at community centers, farmsteads, etc.

Food Pantries in the area will share in a grant of $20,000.00 based on the number of people served at their centers. Numbers from the pantries for 2014 identified 1,750 families per month being served. Among the Food Pantries receiving the grants were Lansford Food Pantry, Sherwood Food Pantry, and Mohall Food Pantry.
(To read this article and many more, see this week's issue of the Renville County Farmer.)

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