Press release submitted by Iowa 80 Group, Inc.|
WALCOTT, IA -- Iowa 80 Truckstop and CAT Scale Company have awarded its first round of grants to local organizations from the recently established Iowa 80 / CAT Scale Go Iowa Fund Grant Program. Iowa 80 Truckstop and CAT Scale Company established the fund through the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB). The grant program provides employees and other individuals a structure to request money to support good causes, organizations or philanthropies they are involved in.
"We feel strongly about giving back to our community", says Delia Moon Meier, senior vice president. "This grant program empowers our employees to decide how we do that."
The following grants were awarded on January 2, 2013 for applications received for the December 2012 grant cycle.
Student Hunger Drive $2,000
Walcott Fire Department $2,000
Junior Achievement of the Heartland $1,775
Walcott Police Department $1,424
Toys for Tots – Quad Cities $1,226
JDRF – Greater Iowa Chapter $1,000
Community Fellowship Church $1,000
City of Walcott – Vision Committee $300
The Iowa 80 / CAT Scale Go Iowa Fund can only make grants that benefit Iowa based charities, Iowa activities or to organizations that have a presence in Iowa. Grants are awarded twice per year by a committee of Iowa 80 Truckstop and CAT Scale employees. More information on the Iowa 80 / CAT Scale Go Iowa Fund Grant Program can be found online at http://www.iowa80group.com.
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