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$70 K Awarded to Local Non-Profits

Thirteen non-profit organizations in the Ozarks will share over 70 thousand dollars in grants. The Ozarks Health Advocacy foundation announced the grant recipients July 23, 2009. KSMU’s Katie Easley has the report.

Ozarks Food Harvest was one of the grant recipients, and hosted the grant announcement in its new state of the art warehouse.

“This will allow us to provide food to about a thousand families, so it’s a pretty remarkable grant,” says Denise Gibson, spokeswoman for Ozarks Food Harvest. The Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation provided the grant money awarded and hand picked the winners. Suzanne Dollar, the Board President of the foundation, says almost all of the 13 grant recipients this year help children in some way.

“The children’s needs are so extremely vast in southwest Missouri that their applications what they do just spoke to us,” says Dollars.

There are several steps non-profit organizations must go through to be considered for an Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation grant.

For KSMU News I’m Katie Easley.

Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation, Inc.