Rockingham Rotary accepting grant funding applications

Deadline to apply is April 30

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

Maybe it’s helping to provide a dictionary to a third grade student. Or perhaps it helps law enforcement officials nab a suspect in a crime. Maybe it’s the few dollars it takes to send a brother and sister home from school for the weekend with a backpack full of food so they won’t go hungry.

Regardless, members of the Rockingham Rotary Club will distribute in June proceeds from the 59th annual Auction and BBQ held last November at the National Guard Armory on Rockingham Road. Agencies and program administrators have until Thursday, April 30 to submit a completed grant application.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Frank Liles, of Richmond County Schools, was at the vanguard of a dozen volunteers that helped prepare packaged foods for the Backpack Pals for Richmond County program last September during the United Way of Richmond County's Day of Caring.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Frank Liles, of Richmond County Schools, was at the vanguard of a dozen volunteers that helped prepare packaged foods for the Backpack Pals for Richmond County program last September during the United Way of Richmond County’s Day of Caring.

If your organization is interested in requesting funds for a project by the Rockingham Rotary Club, contact Chuck Cobb at 910-995-5966 for a grant application.

Agencies or programs assisted from the 2013 auction and barbecue, which generated nearly $62,000, included United Way of Richmond County, Backpack Pals and Richmond County Crime Stoppers.

The Rockingham Rotary Club also funds the purchase of new dictionaries for every third-grader in Richmond County, whether attending public school, private school or home school, Cobb said. The organization also funds six scholarships each year — two to students attending Richmond Community College and four more to students attending four-year universities.

 

 

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