MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT HAS AWARDED ALMOST $230,000 IN GRANTS TO 27 WOODBURY COUNTY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
MRHD, THE NON-PROFIT LICENSE HOLDER OF THE ARGOSY RIVERBOAT CASINO.
THE GRANTS WERE AWARDED IN FIVE CATEGORIES. FIFTEEN OF THE 27 GRANTS WERE FOR $10,000 EACH FOR THINGS RANGING FROM AN AMBULANCE FOR BRONSON, IOWA TO A SIOUX CITY KIWANIS CLUB READING PROGRAM TO A GREENHOUSE FOR ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL GRANTS BRING MRHD'S TOTAL CONTRIBUTION TO WOODBURY COUNTY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS TO ALMOST $22 MILLION SINCE 1994.
Economic Development, Community Improvement, Tourism: $64,829.70 • Correctionville Economic Development Corp.: $9,816; equipment for grocery store; • Woodbury County Conservation: $10,000; nature playscape; • Cushing Fire and Rescue: $8,651.80; two air packs; • Sioux City Trinity Heights: $10,000; roof replacement; • Anthon-Oto Recreational Ball Program: $10,000; ball field, concessions, restroom; • City of Smithland: $10,000; Bobcat • Moville Masters 4H Club: $6,361.90; lighted décor for Main Street.
Human Services and Health Services: $50,000 • Oto Ambulance Service: $10,000; defibrillator; • Lawton Ambulance: $10,000; power cot for ambulance; • Ronald McDonald House: $10,000; remodeling bedrooms/bathrooms; • St. Thomas Episcopal Church: $10,000; greenhouse; • City of Bronson: $10,000; ambulance.
Civic, Public, Patriotic, Charitable and Religious: $43,516.87 • Moville Fire Fighters: $1,900; K-12 rescue saw; • Lawton Fire Fighters: $9,926.65; fire protection equipment/tools; • Oto United Church of Christ: $7,690.22; basketball court, swing set, tables; • Correctionville St. Joseph Catholic Church:$6,000; bell tower repair; • Sioux City Unitarian Church: $10,000; handicap lift for church; • Climbing Hill First Baptist: $8,000; wheelchair lift;
Leisure, Cultural and Historical: $10,000 • Sioux City – Celebrating Community: $10,000; bronze busts and steel sculptures.