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Published August 04 2012

Contributions (August 04, 2012)

Valley Plumbing donates equipment to MSCTCF

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Foundation, Moorhead, has received a Milwaukee T-D55 drill set valued at $4,200 from Valley Plumbing in Fargo.

The equipment will be used to enhance the training for students in the plumbing technology program.

Grants awarded for mental health project

Mental Health America of North Dakota has received a $4,000 grant from the F-M Area Foundation and a $2,000 grant from American Veterans Post 7 in Fargo.

The grants will help fund the “Do More for 1 in 4” project that raises public awareness of five of the most common behavior health disorders. The project will enable college students to recognize symptoms in themselves or in others and seek treatment.

Gate City donates to charitable groups

Gate City Bank has recently donated more than $300,000 to area organizations.

Local donations included: Arc West Central, Family HealthCare Center, Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Clubs Recital With a Cause, HopeFest, Hospice of the Red River Valley, Jazz Inc. Big Band, NDSU Development Foundation, Red River Zoo, Tri-College University, United Way of Cass Clay and Wellspring for the World.

Additional donations were made to regional organizations including: Alzheimer’s Association, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Heart Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fire Academy of North Dakota, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Special Olympics of North Dakota and The Village Family Service Center.

Rotary club donates funds for camel exhibit

The camels have a new home at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, thanks in part to support from the Fargo West Rotary Club.

The club sponsors a Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle each year to benefit the zoo, and this year’s raffle raised more than $25,500.

Three grants awarded for Life Skills Course

The Jeremiah Program has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the North Dakota State University Community Projects award program, a $4,000 grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation and a $5,000 matching gift contribution from State Bank and Trust.

The awards will support the Jeremiah Program’s Life Skills Course in Fargo-Moorhead, a 12-week, no-charge offering for single mothers who have young children and who aspire to earn a college degree.

The course helps prepare participants to succeed in education, careers and parenting, and to reduce generational dependence on public assistance.

For more information about the program, visit www.jeremiahprogram.org or email fargomoorhead@jeremiahprogram.org.

Elements donates funds to veterans group

Elements Diet and Fitness for Women, Fargo, along with The Flag 1100, raised over $3,000 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project during a silent auction and walk event held in July.