The Huntingburg Mayor’s office and the Dubois County Community Foundation have awarded grants through the 2016 Huntingburg Assistance Fund.
The fund, which has been in place for over 20 years, provides local charities with grants to provide need-based services to the less fortunate.
Nona Baker, Director of Programs for the Dubois County Community Foundation says during the holiday season, $6,500 in grants were made to charities serving Huntingburg residents and over 33-hundred dollars was contributed to the Huntingburg Assistance Fund Endowment.
Baker says the encouragement of this giving opportunity by the Mayor’s office and the generosity of the community is appreciated.
Grant recipients include Tri-Cap, for assistance with utilities, rent and medicine for seniors and low-income families; Shared Abundance/Christian Ministries for assistance for food to over 300 families; Generations for personal needs care and medical aids for seniors; Huntingburg Housing Authority for food, gas and personal care needs for its residents; and Teen Outback for educational programs and assistance for school children.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner says the grant money distributed through the Huntingburg Assistance Fund serves a very important purpose in the community.
Spinner says each of this year’s recipients have an excellent reputation in providing need-based services, and the city is glad to provide assistance that enables them to continue their services.
For more information, please contact Jacque Lueken at Huntingburg City Hall at 683-2211 or the Dubois County Community Foundation at 482-5295 or www.dccommunityfoundation.org.