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Thief River Falls Area Community Fund thanks public for its support

By August 15, 2022 No Comments

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund has expressed its appreciation to its community for its support this summer.

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund recently received free-will donations while the community celebrated a Mural Dedication and shopped Crazy Days in that local community. Ingram’s Candy Store donated the profits from Ice Cream Float sales during the dedication and invited the TRF Area Community Fund to host a table to greet people and share information about the TRF Area Community Fund.

Donations received during the events were entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card donated by Wings Financial.

Christina Hesse (left) is presented with a $100 Visa Gift Card
from Roberta Kalsness from the TRF Area Community Fund.

Betty Olson won a $100 Visa Gift Card during the Mural Dedication.

Ingram’s Candy Store donated $100 from float sales during the Mural Dedication.

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund was established in 2016 by a local group to replace and expand on the good works of the United Way, which no longer operates in the TRF area. The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund is a great way to give back to our community and support a wide range of local projects. The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund invests in this place we call home by providing grants to nonprofit or public entities within the Thief River Falls community. Grants are awarded for projects, programs or activities that improve the quality of life enjoyed by the Thief River Falls area community.

Recent grants were awarded to several organizations including:

  • BIO Girls – Funds support a TRF chapter to improve self-esteem and emotional and physical well-being in girls in second through sixth grade.
  • Heritage Community Center – Funds will support programs aimed at betterment of the senior citizen population.
  • TRF Archery Club – Funds will support repairing existing youth equipment.
  • Falls Diverse Abilities – Funds will support adding a sidewalk to allow individuals to move throughout the property more freely and safely.
  • Little Brother Little Sister – Funds will support youth mentoring program focusing on needs of youth ages 4- 18.
  • NorsKids Foundation – Funds will support a portable wheelchair swing making it easier for more people to use rather than having it at a fixed location.