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Thursday, July 9, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven ( DISASTER APPLICATIONS Backpacks Full of AVAILABLE School Supplies Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of Residents in Norwalk disaster emergency for Rural Warren County as a result are about to benefit from a of recent severe weather and heavy rains during June national backpack give- 2015. The Governor's proclamation allows state re- away campaign. TCC, the sources to be utilized to respond to and recover from largest Verizon Premium the effects of severe storms that significantly impacted Wireless Retailer in the the counties. U.S. has announced that it This proclamation activates the Iowa Individual As- will be donating 100,000 sistance Program which provides grants of up to $5,000 backpacks full of school for households with income levels up to 200 percent of supplies to children the federal poverty level (example: or a maximum an- through its annual School nual income of $40,180 for a family of three). Grants are Rocks Backpack Give- available for home or car repairs, replacement of cloth- away. Since 2013, the com- ing, personal property or food, and for the expense of pany has donated 260,000 temporary housing, backpacks filled with sup- Applications for Iowa Individual Assistance Pro- plies to ensure children are grams are being taken by Joanna Crane at the following well-prepared for the start office: Red Rock Area Community Action, Warren of the school year. County Site Office, 1009 S Jefferson WaN Indianola, IA More than 400 partici- 50125 or 515-961-2543. pating TCC stores across Applications are also available on the Iowa Depart- the U.S. are inviting local ment of Human Services website, but applications will families to bring their chil- need to be taken to the Warren County Office to be pro- dren to the store between cessed. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, of the proclamation or until August 10th to submit an Aug. 1, to pick up a back- application/claim. Red Rock Area Community Action pack filled with pencils, will determine household eligibility for the program, paper, a pencil box, fold- Upon approval, vouchers will be issued to for eligible ers, glue and other school disaster related repairs or to purchase eligible replace- supplies. One backpack ment items from written estimates. Original receipts are per child present will be required for those seeking reimbursement from paid given away on a first- actual expenses related to storm recovery, come, first-served basis Contact: Joanna Crane / Warren County Coordina- while supplies last. tor/JCrane@rracap.org / 515.961.2543. The participating store in Norwalk is located at 1220 Sunset Drive, Suite Enlighten people generally, and tyranny and oppres- 102. Each participating sions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at TCC store will donate 200 the dawn of day. backpacks. All leftover -Thomas Jefferson backpacks will be donated to local schools. ime no Get your vehicle ready for urrtmer trips. Stop in at USED REPAIR 802 Sunset Drive, Norwalk 981-0649 SERVING THE NORWALK AREA SINCE 1966 Serendipity Preschool Receives Grant Photo submitted. Serendipity Preschool 1801 Sunset Dr received a $4,926 grant from War- ren County Philanthropic Partnership. Thirty-two grant applications were received and 15 grants were awarded to not-for- profit organizations in five Warren County communi- ties Serendipity's grant funds will be used to re- place its old and unsafe- wooden playground struc- ture. A new, regulated, safe playground structure will be installed where preschoolers can play and the preschool can comply with the requirements of outdoor safe play, which contributes to the physical well being of Serendipity preschoolers. "We are so excited to be able to provide our preschoolers with a new, safe playground", stated Preschool Director, Irvin George, whefl notified of the award. She added "We sible by the Iowa General vided that non-gamblIng Assembly. In 2004 the Iowa counties, initiating a legislature passed several county-wide community bills to encourage founds- foundation would be eli- tion building and commu- gible to receive one half of nity based philanthropy, one percent of the state's Among these measures gross gambling tax re- was H.F. 2032 which pro- ceipts. Butterfly Count - Volunteers Needed at Neal Smith NWR Photo submitted. Would you like to learn more about beautiful butter- flies found in Iowa this summer? Neal Smith National could not have done this project at this time without the help of Warren County Philanthropic Partnership. We've being fundraising for this project since No- vember of last year. The old structure is falling apart, and the grant from the Warren County Philan- thropic Partnership com- pleted the amount needed to buy the new play- ground structure. It will be installed this summer." The Warren County Philanthropic Partnership was organized to promote and enhance community based philanthropy in Wildlife Refuge invites you to join us for our annual butterfly count Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public and volunteers of all skill levels and experience are welcome to join us. Pre- registration is required. During the count, a naturalist and other butterfly experts will guide volunteers around a paved, two-mile trail and teach participants the intricate differences be- tween butterflies found on the prairie. We will record the species and numbers of butterflies to help track but- terfly populations on the refuge. Volunteers are to bring a reusable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. 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