Lincoln City donates to non-profits

Representatives of local non-profits stand together after receiving checks for their organizations from the city on Wednesday, Aug. 14. (Photo by Stephanie Blair) Michelle Koplan of B’nai B’rith shares about her organization after receiving a check for $975 from the city. Representatives of the organizations receiving funds were given the opportunity to speak about how their organization serves the community at the presentation ceremony on Wednesday. (Photo by Stephanie Blair)

Checks presented at Wednesday ceremony

LINCOLN CITY — At a ceremony on Wednesday, Lincoln City distributed checks for a total of $50,000 which was divided between 18 non-profits that serve Lincoln City or the north county area.

The City receives funding requests from local non-profits each year as part of its budget preparation process. After the budget has been approved by the council, a committee of councilors reviews the applications for funding and makes a recommendation of which agencies should receive funding. The list of organizations receiving awards was announced in mid-July, but distributed Wednesday by Mayor Dick Anderson and councilors Mitch Parsons and Rick Marks.

Angels Anonymous received $5,000; B’nai B’rith Camp received $975; Business for Excellence in Youth received $5,000; Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Lincoln County received $3,000; the Episcopal Church of St. James Santiago’s Community Meal Program received $2,000; Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift received $1,500; Family Promise of Lincoln County received $975; the Lincoln City Food Pantry received $5,000; the Lincoln City Warming Shelter received $2,000; Meals on Wheels received $3,000; My Sisters’ Place received $3,000; Neighbors for Kids received $3,000; North End Senior Solutions received $4,000; Bay Area Merchants Association, or BAMA, received $1,550; Oceana Family Literacy received $3,000; Safe Families for Children of Lincoln County received $2,000; and Shiloh the Gathering Place Ministries, Inc. received $4,000.

“I think it’s just great that we have the opportunity to give out money,” said Councilor Mitch Parsons. “Not every municipality is able to, and it’s great that we’re able to help our local non-profits.”

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