The Mellette County Community Foundation recently met to review their community savings activities and fund raising. One recent recipient is the Mellette County Rancher’s Relief Fund. The Fund has been set up to help aid those who sustained losses during the early October Atlas blizzard.
The board voted to donate $2,000 to the Mellette County Rancher’s Relief. This will be added to the fundraisers held by the FCCLA youth and other private donors. FCCLA students raised funds and chose the Mellette County Cattlewomen to hold the funds and help distribute them to Mellette County producers.
The Foundation’s football season fundraiser is a popular project, as it lasts through the season. One hundred football books are sold; there is a $50 winner every week and then the final Super bowl winner was Jerry Krogman who received $250.
The Foundation board is excited to see that the community savings account has reached nearly $100,000. A few more donations are needed to put it over the top. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to charitable and non-profit projects in the Mellette County area at the recommendation of the local board of directors.
The Community Savings Account concept is about giving back to your community. Along with this most recent donation to the Rancher’s Relief Fund, the board has awarded over $17,000 in grants to various non-profit groups in Mellette County since its inception in 2003.