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Kiwanis Children’s Fund grant will serve Houston area

Chris Varnau | Aug 31, 2017

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund has awarded a disaster relief grant of US$5,000 to the Texas-Oklahoma District to provide emergency relief to victims of the flooding in that area.

In his funding request, Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Disaster Relief Chair Marshall Kregel wrote, “The grant will allow us to send an 18-wheeler with many pallets of supplies to clubs who can then distribute the personal care items to people who have been displaced from their homes and are living in shelters.” 

The process for requesting disaster relief grants from the Children’s Fund is designed to be fast so Kiwanians are able to respond quickly to the needs of their communities. In his request, Kregel emailed the Children’s Fund with the name of his Kiwanis-family organization, the amount he was requesting and a description of how the funds would be used.

Approval came within 36 hours. 

“Marshall literally copied the criteria from our webpage and then filled in the blanks with specifics,” says Children’s Fund Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives Julie Stanley. “The process is as simple as that.” The criteria and more information are available at kiwanischildrensfund.org/disaster

Even before the grant was approved, the Texas-Oklahoma District was taking action. 

“We have already begun distribution of supplies,” wrote Kregel in his email. “We made a $4,000 purchase from Dollar Days to deliver to our Conroe, Texas, club. We are making another large purchase to send to our Pasadena, Texas, club for distribution.” 

To support the Kiwanis Children’s Fund in disaster relief efforts, text “Aid” to 50155 or use our secure online donation form

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