Flood-ravaged High River gets grants, senior’s lodge rebuild

Global News

HIGH RIVER, AB – People in the flood-ravaged town of High River received some encouraging news on Monday.

Officials announced plans to rebuild a senior’s lodge damaged in the June 2013 floods, and also unveiled a number of grants for local nonprofit organizations.

It’s hoped the grants will help five organizations in the town get back to providing programs and services greatly needed by the community.

Organizations receiving grants to assist in flood recovery include:

  • Literacy for Life – $116,642 for operational costs and a flood book
  • Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society – $30,000 to redevelop and rebuild resources to support prevention and awareness programs
  • Foothills Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings – $49,627 for programming costs and hiring a family support coordinator
  • High River Figure Skating Club – $749 for equipment damage
  • Rowan House Society Emergency Shelter – $75,000 for continued support to in-shelter residents

The funding was made…

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