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South Slope Provides Matching Grants to Support Nine Local Organizations

November 15, 2023

South Slope Cooperative Communications and Aureon are pleased to announce that matching charity grants have been awarded to the Amana Benefited Fire District, Clear Creek Amana School District, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, North Liberty Community Pantry, North Liberty Fire Department, North Liberty Optimist Club, Oxford Fire Department, Oxford Vision Committee, and Wishes for Wildlife. The Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegates funds to projects committed to the betterment of local communities.

Amana Benefited Fire District to purchase a Can-Am 6X6 UTV. The UTV will allow for quick response to off-road emergencies and will be equipped to fight fires and carry patients.

Clear Creek Amana School District to purchase an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to analyze a person’s heart rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to purchase button makers for their JA BizTown® Mobile program. JA BizTown® Mobile is an on-site mobile simulation where students operate a simulated community complete with stores, financial institutions, and a City Hall.

North Liberty Community Pantry to purchase toiletries, personal hygiene, and cleaning supplies to meet the increased demand.

North Liberty Fire Department to purchase a systems bag. This bag provides the rope equipment necessary for rescuing victims using ropes and pullies.

North Liberty Optimist Club to purchase winter outwear for struggling families. Having winter clothing available for students at elementary schools is a crucial community resource

Oxford Fire Department to acquire new headsets for their vehicles. This investment will ensure that the department can maintain uninterrupted communication with the Johnson County Command Center and each other during their response to emergencies.

Oxford Vision Committee to purchase 12 A-Frame barricades with flashing lights. These barricades will be used to block off streets during large community events to ensure a safe passageway for guests and volunteers.

Wishes for Wildlife will use funds for the “Planting Trees for Future Generations Phase 4″ project. The

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