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Sonora Area Foundation Continues To Benefit Tuolumne County

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Sonora, CA — In addition to the $500,000 May SOS Campaign, the Sonora Area Founation continues to benefit a number of non-profits with a recent series of grants.

According to Foundation CEO Mark Bergstrom Meals On Wheels has received a $33,531 grant for the purchase of two Chevy HHR delivery vans (see accompanying story).

Mother Lode Fair has received a $31,531 grant for 2009 improvements and a $63,181 grant to pave the hog, sheep, beef and cattle barns over the next two years.

The Mountain Women’s Resource Center received a $40,000 grant to coordinate training and education work for the Suicide Prevention Task Force.

More than 2,400 school children will have a chance to tour working ranches, a biomass power plant, sawmills, timber operations and other local natural resource sites due to a $15,100 TuCARE grant. 

Volunteers with the Sheriff’s Community Service Unit, who staff five satellite offices around the county, now have a used four-wheel drive vehicle thanks to a $16,000 grant.

The Foothill Pregnancy Center, facing a shortfall in funding for the services it provides to pregnant women and children, received a $13,275 grant.

A $2,900 grant helped support this spring’s Science Fair and County Track Meet sponsored by the Superintendent of Schools Office.

Teens under supervision by the Probation Department will have new opportunities to learn skills through the New Horizons program thanks to a $2,300 grant.

Local Boy Scouts will be able to purchase new camping gear for the summer in addition to providing scholarships with a $1,000 Foundation award.