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24 nonprofits in county to share $97,000

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5:35 a.m.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County has awarded $97,000 this spring through the Greensburg Foundation Fund.

The grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, are going to 24 nonprofit groups providing services to residents of Greensburg, South Greensburg and Hempfield, according to the foundation.

Recipients include the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region, Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary Books for Babies, City of Greensburg, Foundation for Free Enterprise and Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.

Others receiving money are the Humane Society of Westmoreland County, Make A Wish, Operation Outward Reach, the Salvation Army, Smart Growth Partnership and Westmoreland Camp Cadet.

Additional awardees are Aquinas Academy, the Blackburn Center, Christian Laymen Corps, Family Services of Westmoreland PA-Parentwise, Greensburg Civic Theater and Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Others are Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, Private Industry Council, Seton Hill Child Services, Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and YMCA of Westmoreland County.

The awards are decided based on grant applications sent to the foundation.

The foundation has earned national recognition as recipient of the Gold Award for Excellence in Communication from the 2009 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program.

The award was given for the foundation's 2008 annual report, which was conceived and designed by staff members and printed at Fotorecord of Greensburg.

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