Liions Club donates $26,500 in four grants

The Grand Junction Lions Club has donated a total of $26,500 to four local organizations.

The donations are the first of what’s planned as a total of $125,000 in grants to 12 organizations, proceeds from an annual fund-raiser.

“Thanks to the success of our Grand Junction Lions Annual Carnival and Raffle and our generous community partners, we are proud to be able to continue to help worthwhile projects and organizations like these in Mesa County,” said Jim Giese, president of the club. “As our motto says, we fund projects that we feel do the most good for the most people while having the most fun.”

The club donated $9,000 to the Veteran’s Art Center for a roof replacement project; $8,500 to the John McConnell Math & Science Center to purchase a three-dimensional printer, scanner and other equipment; $5,925 to Mind Springs Health for beds for its psychiatric hospital; and $3,125 to the Museum of Western Colorado for a project to replace the roof and repair the heating, ventilation and air conditioning and boiler.

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