the Vote is in, and the Winner is…
In mid-February, Great River Federal Credit Union announced its decision to award three grants every quarter to community nominated non-profit organizations. Community residents of all ages were encouraged to vote online at the Great River web page for their first choice, once per day per household for two weeks. The first place winner would receive a grant of $2,500, and the two
runners-up would receive grants of $500 each.
Voting ended on February 28th, and the excitement was palpable when the staff at Foley Area C.A.R.E. received a call from Mary Jo Schepers at Great River Federal Credit Union announcing that C.A.R.E. had been awarded the $2,500 grant, as the non-profit with the most votes.
“Foley Area C.A.R.E. was originally nominated by a community member for this award, and that’s what makes it so special,”
stated Connie Cardinal, Executive Director of Foley Area C.A.R.E., “Neighbors young and old came together to vote for our local
program. To know we have the community’s support is a real big deal to us! Thank all of you who took time to vote and support our mission. We couldn’t have done this without your time and devo-tion. Hats off to our community!”