The City of Grand Junction is doing its part to help local agencies that helped with aid for victims of this summer's Gulf hurricanes. The city donated one dollar for each Grand Junction resident and dispersed the money to two local agencies impacted the hurricanes.
Immediately following Hurricane Katrina the Grand Junction City Council approved a grant to the United Way of Mesa County to be used to reimburse local organizations for resources expended towards relief efforts.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross was awarded about $8,000 and the Retired and Senior Volunteer program received $1,000.
To ensure funds were dispersed properly a panel of community volunteers evaluated applications and made recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors.
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