GRM Networks grants $3,750 to support community projects

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GRM Networks has awarded a total of $3,750 as part of its Community Improvement Grant program. The recipients of the first semiannual distribution for the 2024 calendar year are Decatur County Public Health of Leon, Iowa; the Stacy Multipurpose Center of Princeton, Missouri; the Harrison County Council on Aging of Bethany, Missouri, and the Mercer County Food Pantry of Princeton, Missouri.

Decatur County Public Health received a $1,000 grant to purchase backpacks and school supplies for Decatur County students in need. The organization is partnering with the Leon Police Department and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office to distribute the supplies during their National Night Out event in August.

GRM Networks Customer Service Representative Donna Lutzen presented a $1,000 check to the Stacy Multipurpose Center, represented by Treasurer Linda Hague. The funds will be used to purchase new pool covers, which will help maintain the pool’s temperature and prevent water evaporation.

The Harrison County Council on Aging was awarded a $1,000 grant to purchase new siding and windows for the senior center in Bethany. GRM Networks Combination Technician Clay Rinehart presented the check to Harrison County Council on Aging Administrator Tammy Lane.

The Mercer County Food Pantry received a $750 grant to purchase platform truck carts and wagons for curbside deliveries. GRM Networks Customer Service Representative Lucretia Coon presented the check. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Volunteer Linda Moore, Co-President Joann Moore, Lucretia Coon, and Board Member Debbie Lankford. In the back row from left to right are Treasurer Danny Shew, Volunteer Nancy Delameter, Secretary Marsha Hobbs, and Board Members Marsha Shew and Jimmie Rogers.

Applications for the next distribution of grants are being accepted now through November 1. Grant amounts range from $500 to $1,500. The Cooperative’s Board of Directors will review applications and award grant amounts. Applications can be downloaded by visiting this link. Questions regarding grant applications should be directed to Amy Davison at 888-748-2110 or [email protected].


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