The Town Council has approved grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance such as food, educational supplies, cultural arts, and domestic violence outreach.
The grants total $25,000 and were approved at the Council’s April 20 meeting. The grants were:
- Holly Springs Community Band - $2,000 to purchase flex music arrangements that can be played by a varying number of instruments and reduce the nature of aerosol-based particles.
- Holly Springs Food Cupboard - $2,500 to purchase two months of perishable items such as milk, eggs, cheese, and produce.
- Holly Springs High School Band - $2,500 to pay some operational costs and possibly purchase air purifiers to help remove contaminants.
- Holly Springs High School PTSA - $2,500 to support the teacher grant program for educational supplies and equipment plus school safety initiatives.
- InterAct - $2,000 to assist victims and family members with life-saving crisis counseling and support for those seeking physical safety, plus financial assistance for food, shelter, and transportation.
- LaunchHOLLYSPRINGS - $1,000 to support women or minority business owners and entrepreneurs to develop business plans, get small business loans.
- South Wake Conservationists - $1,000 for meat processing fees and coordination of harvested deer from hunters and farmers for donation to needy families.
- Love is a Parable - $500 to create a free app to assist individuals with identifying the things that they value and how it impacts the way they see themselves and others.
- Holly Springs MLK Committee - $500 to support community programs and events such as the annual Unity Weekend.
- Oak City Sound - $500 for refreshments at hopeful gatherings, sheet music for performances, and swag for publicity campaign to increase membership.
- Fuquay-Varina Food Shelf - $2,500 for monthly food supplies and for lunches for children in months when school is out.
- Kirk of Cary Food (Western Regional Food Security) - $2,500 for food distribution.
- Western Wake Crisis Ministry - $5,000 for financial assistance for Holly Springs residents. Individuals and families can receive assistance for late utility bills, past due rent, transportation, repairs costs.
In other business at the Council’s April 20 meeting, Council members heard an update on next month’s return of Holly Springs Salamanders baseball after last season’s cancellation due to COVID. The Salamanders begin their 2021 season May 22 at Ting Park.
New offerings will include a mobile ordering system at Ting Stadium that will allow fans to order food over the phone and either pick it up or have it delivered to their seats.