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Community Foundation of Grundy County offers grant funds to local non-profits

Hope Helps and the Emergency Response Team at the First United Methodist Church of Morris are the latest two recipients of $1,000 in grant funds from the Community Foundation of Grundy County.

Hope Helps is an autism awareness organization promoting local scholarships, research, and advocacy for those diagnosed with autism and their families.

Hope Helps was nominated to receive a grant in honor of Founder and Board President, Brittney Kaluzny, who said the team works hard raising money for autism and special needs in the community, and was able to created a beautiful park in Coal City for kids of all abilities.

For information on Hope Helps, visit www.hopehelpsautismawareness.org. Donations for Hope Helps can be sent to P.O. Box 9, Coal City, IL 60416.

CFGC also presented grant funds to the Emergency Response Team at the First United Methodist Church of Morris in honor of their lead volunteer, Colin Monk.

Monk said the group most likely will use their $1,000 grant to purchase more equipment.

The ERT travels to local and national disasters, such as the Diamond and Coal City tornadoes plus the hurricane in Houston.

As a part of the Community Foundation’s anniversary year, 20 $1,000 grants will be awarded to non-profits serving Grundy County as nominated by the community.

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