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South Slope Provides Grants to Tiffin Fire Department, Swisher Library, Veterans Memorial, Optimist Club and Community Pantry

February 23, 2022

South Slope Cooperative Communications and Aureon are pleased to announce that matching charity grants have been awarded to the Tiffin Fire Department, Swisher Community Library, Veterans Memorial Coralville, North Liberty Community Pantry, and the Optimist Club of North Liberty. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowan communities.

The Tiffin Fire Department will use their grant money to purchase a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet with docking station, mounting brackets and accessories. This purchase will improve emergency and non-emergency response services to the public, and reduce the risk of harm by improving incident command and responder decision making with proper technology equipment and information access.

 The Swisher Community Library will use the grant funds to purchase a set of activity signs and painted elements along the new walking trail at Swisher Castek Park. The Born Learning Trail consists of ten interactive stations that will provide activities for adults to engage in with children, turning an outdoor trip into a fun learning experience.

Grant funds for the Veterans Memorial Coralville will be put towards honoring all branches of the United States Armed Forces on large granite medallions, and allows for recognition of individual veterans on memorial brick pavers that will line the area.

 The North Liberty Community Pantry will use their grant money to fund their spring socks and underwear distribution. This project is important for the health and well-being of struggling families in our community. Socks and underwear are often the last items of clothing to be purchased when funds are short. This project will help supply items to families in March, and will begin a new program to have these items available year round at the pantry.

 The Optimist Club of North Liberty will use grant funds to purchase coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens for Family Resource Center staff at local elementary schools. This project will provide clothing needed for children to be safe and comfortable during outdoor activities. It will also help reduce truancy and keep children healthier.

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