Grant to help Libby residents breathe easier

A $4,080 Roundup for Safety grant to the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) in Libby, will help residents in need breath a bit easier. CARD, a non-profit clinic that provides resources for those impacted by asbestos related disease, will use the grant to purchase and distribute HEPA air purifiers. CARD says many Libby residents are also subjected to smoke from forest fires and use wood-burning heaters that produce particulates, which worsen their underlying condition. The distribution will be based on a high priority risk assessment and financial need.

 

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the April meeting to $27,080.

Fellowship Alliance Church-$5,000 for sidewalk repair;

Kalispell Legion Baseball Association-$5,000 for new dugouts;

Badrock Fire and Quick Response Unit-$10,000 for firefighter turnout gear, and

LCYS/Kootenai Rapids Soccer Club-$3,000 for soccer ball backstops.

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community nonprofit safety projects. The Co-op is grateful to all who participate in enhancing the safety of our community. For additional information about the program, call Wendy Ostrom-Price at 406-751-1820 or visit www.flatheadelectric.com/roundup.