Grant to fund local schools

Published 11:15 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Board of the Greater Brewton Foundation has awarded some $50,000 in grant funds to local schools and agencies.

The board, which met in November to review grant applications, was thrilled to help continue to provide services for area residents.  Grants for education proposals were made to Brewton Elementary, T.R. Miller High School and W.S. Neal High School.  Grants for public endeavors were made to the Brewton Library, East Brewton Sports and the Christmas Project. Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy and Wheels of Wellness received grants for their projects involving the health of area citizens. Backpack Buddies and Community Action Agency were awarded grants for their projects to address food insufficiency. Several organizations providing safety were selected; they were Escambia County Fire & Rescue Squad, Appleton Volunteer Fire Department, Mc Call Volunteer Fire Department & the Child Advocacy Center.  The remaining non-profits receiving funding were the Christian Community Benevolent Fund, Communities of Transformation, Wheelchair Ministry at FUMC, John L. Fisher Community Center, VOA home and Brewton Area YMCA.

The community should be proud of the work that is taking place in the Greater Brewton area.  Numerous public institutions and non-profits are working every day to discern the needs of our citizens and create programs that will meet those needs.  The Greater Brewton Foundation is pleased to be able to support these organizations.