The money is there for the taking

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By Deb Hadachek Editor

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s an awful lot of it available right now for those willing to provide a little time or talent. •Local organizations have until May 1 to apply for the latest round of Republic County Community Foundation grants. $35,000 is available, including $7,500 earmarked specifically for health-related projects. •On Monday, officials set a May 1 deadline for any community that wants $2,500 to encourage volunteer clean up projects in their communities. Republic County Economic

Development director Luke Mahin noted that many of the smaller communities have taxed their “volunteer capacity” to the limit. But this money, offered by the Dane Hansen Foundation, offers some creative ways to encourage volunteerism: maybe host a meal for the people that come out to help fix up and clean up.


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