Grand Junction Lions Club fulfill pledges to community

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Thanks to the success of the 92nd Annual Raffle this past February, this coming Tuesday, June 15th, the Grand Junction Lions Club will be presenting the first of our monetary pledges made to community organizations this year. In all the Grand Junction Lions through its Community Betterment Committee (CBC) granted over $91,000 to 12 organizations this year.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 12PM (NOON) at Warehouse 25sixtyfive (2565 American Way, Grand Junction) we will be conducting a check presentation as a part of the 2021 GJ Lions’ Grant Recipient Season for a total of $25,720 to the following organizations:

Mesa Youth Services- DBA Partner’s                            New Vehicle                                      $10,000

Community Food Bank                                                    Building Renovations                    $10,000

Grand Mesa Nordic Council                                            Groomer                                          $2,500

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Ski Patrol                     AED Defibrillators                         $1,720

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County                                    Donation “Dip Jars”                      $1,500

Representatives from these organizations and the Grand Junction Lions Club will be on hand to take part in the check presentation and to discuss these projects, how/what these monies are being used for, and the impact(s) they will have on our community. Please join us for a fun event and a great opportunity to celebrate our giving community.

When asked for comment Lion President Shawna Grieger replied, “Celebrating these grants is a very exciting for us. We all know the challenges COVID posed this last year and that for first time in almost a century we were unable to hold our carnival and had to rely completely on the success of our raffle. Because of our generous community and the amazing efforts of our Grand Junction Lions members we successfully raise the money necessary to fulfill our proposed grant awards. This year, maybe even more than years past we are living up to our motto to ‘Do the most good, for the most people’.”

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