Marietta Community Foundation Grants

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The Marietta Community Foundation recently gave out more than $40,000 to Washington County non-profits.

Among those on the receiving end was the O'Neill Senior Center.

It got just over $10,000 to start a benefits enrollment center.

The Village of New Matamoras received nearly $4,000 to replace the roof on its pool house and other upkeep projects in the area.

Seven other non-profits across the county also received the grant money.

Other groups receiving grants were:

$3,500 to Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities to replace rotting lumber on the Ewing School playground.

$2,827 to American Red Cross Washington County Chapter to purchase a new phone system.

$885 to New Matamoras Ministerial Association for the purchase of a large chest freezer and shelving units for their food pantry.

$2,123 to United Way of Washington County to purchase desktop computers.

$2,750 to Washington County Extension office for the construction of a raised bed garden working with area youth and the Master Gardeners with the produce given to Harvest of Hope.

$500 to Belpre Historical Society for the printing of an informational brochure promoting the Civil War Sesquicentennial especially in regards to the history of the Underground Railroad.

$2,500 to Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival for artist's fees.

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