GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – The Grand Junction Lions Club was able to grant over $91 thousand to 12 organizations this year, due to the success of the 92nd annual raffle this past February. Members gathered at Warehouse 25 sixty-five for the start of multiple check presentations.
Colorado Mesa University is one of the recipients, getting 10 thousand dollars, which will go towards building a master’s program for occupational health. Officials from the university and the Lions Club say they’re grateful to do good things with the money raised.
“Our partnership and the willingness to invest in what’s happening at CMU is unbelievable,” Amy Bronson expresses, “We have the PA program, it’s up and running, the O.T. program starts in January and the P.T. program is going to be coming online. We’re really developing and moving CMU to the next level professional programming and this money is really helping us to be able to do exactly that.”
“We’re so excited to help these organizations,” Grand Junction Lions Club’s New President Dan Sites shares, “This is our first installment to CMU $10,000 today occupational health building in program and we’re just looking forward to the good things that they’re going to do in our community.
The Grand Junction Lions Club has been fundraising now for a century. Current club members intend to continue the tradition, to do good in serving those in the community.
Other grant recipients this week include Grand Valley’s Public Radio KAFM ($7,500), the National Association of Mental Illness ($5,000), and Community Hospital ($30,000).