Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 01, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $5,400 in grants to four local organizations.
 
Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $45,000 to 10 local organizations. With funding still
available, the Foundation gave grants in May to the Edina Police Department, Fraser, Hearts & Hammers
and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Edina Police Department was given $1,036 to purchase two boxes, or 200 units, of Deterra packets to distribute in August during Night to Unite. Deterra packets offer consumers a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused opioids, keeping them out of the hands of addicts and those experimenting with drugs.

Fraser was awarded $2,000 for a tube drum for Jessica’s Playground, a therapeutic, nature-based, accessible playground at its school in Richfield. Last year, the Rotary Club of Edina donated funds for a free-standing short metallophone for the playground, too.

Hearts & Hammers provides free exterior home-improvement assistance for low-income seniors or disabled homeowners in the Twin Cities area so that they may continue living independently in their own homes. Hearts & Hammers was given a $2,000 to purchase tools.

Earlier this year, the Edina Rotary Foundation gave money to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for custom water bottles to be distributed at its summer camp for children. The Foundation donated another $400 for more bottles.

Grants will be presented at upcoming meetings of the Rotary Club of Edina, which typically meets 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave.
 
Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.
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