Four Grants Awarded by The Walker Foundation

WRANGELL, February 27, 2019 – In 2018 The Walker Foundation is proud to have provided nearly $50,000 in funding to four Wrangell organizations that support health-related projects. The board selected Community Roots, City of Wrangell Parks and Recreation, City of Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, and Southeast Beasts as recipients out of numerous applications.

Walker Foundation Grant Award Photo, Wrangell AK
Pictured from L to R: Eli Michael with Community Roots; Kate Thomas with City of Wrangell Parks & Recreation; & Tim Buness with the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department; Mark Walker, President of the Walker Foundation. Not Pictured is Lucy Robinson with Southeast Beast. Photo: Jessica Whitaker

Community Roots is a local social support group for the LGBTQA community. The group aims to connect people as well as provide education in Wrangell and throughout Southeast. The Walker Foundation awarded Community Roots with a $1,000.00 grant to help support QPR GateKeeper Suicide Prevention Training in March.

City of Wrangell Parks and Recreation provides children and families with the chance to engage in educational programs and physical activities in Wrangell. The Walker Foundation provided Parks and Recreation with a $15,000.00 grant to help support the Kyle Angerman Playground project.

The Walker Foundation awarded City of Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) with $30,565.50 grant to purchase a Zoll X-Series Monitor Defibrillator for their ambulance. WVFD provides invaluable services and support to the community.

Southeast Beasts is a community-based organization whose mission is to empower people to develop healthy lifestyles by motivating, encouraging, and coordinating creative opportunities to stay active and enhance the community. The Walker Foundation provided Southeast Beasts with a $3,000.00 grant to support community runs throughout the year.

In total, The Walker Foundation awarded $49,565.50 in grants to the Wrangell community. The Foundation reviews applications at their meeting each October and will be seeking 2019 grant applications this fall.

To apply or for more information about The Walker Foundation, please contact Jessica Whitaker at jessicaw@searhc.org or 907-874-5000.

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