GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grand Junction Lion's Club announced the eight local non–profit winners of their annual grants Monday. The club has been helping the community for more than 80 years through the grant program.
This year's grants, totaling $75,000, have put the club at a little over $4 million donated in their history. Past grants have been awarded to projects like the Two Rivers Convention Center, the Botanical Gardens, Mesa State College and the Riverfront Project.
One of this year's recipients is Strong Families-Safe Kids. "The Lions Club donation is a great start for us in our capital campaign we are looking to purchase a building here in Mesa county to provide more services to the community then were serve right now," says Executive Director of Safe Families-Safe Kids Bobbi Kline.
The Lion's Club raises the funds through the sale of raffle tickets which go on sale Tuesday are sold until the Club's annual carnival and parade set for Feb. 20.