Neighborhood Connection helps children who receive free or reduced-cost meals at school by providing them with food to take home over the weekends. The children receive two breakfasts, two snacks, and two lunches to help ensure they have adequate nutrition – because we believe no child should go hungry. Neighborhood Connection is a small group of volunteers who has big goals! We want to provide meals for children in need. Children are given a hot meal during the school week, however on the weekends many children go hungry. Sunset Elementary School will be our target school for 2017-18 school year. Sunset Elementary School will be the first school we provide assistance to 72% of the students at Sunset Elementary receive free or reduced lunch. There are also approximately fifty students who are homeless. • 100% of all donations stay in Washington County to cover the cost of providing children in need with food on the weekends. • Sponsor a child for a school year: $200 • Sponsor a child for a month: $20 Donations Needed • Sliding zip lock gallon size bags • Individual service microwaveable meals, 7-8 oz. example: Mac’ n Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken and Rice, etc. • Applesauce, fruit cup or squeeze fruit pouch • Pudding cup (shelf staple) • Juice box or pouch • Instant oatmeal packet • Individual size peanut butter crackers or cheese and crackers • Granola bar • Fruit snacks (individual size) • Cash donations are always appreciated
A local businessman, past candidate and the son of a longtime Washington County Commissioner, Greg Aldred is a familiar name to many. The spiky-haired, silver-goateed owner of a pair of black belts in karate has a definite style all his own. A self-described conservative Republican who’s held leadership positions with groups like the Dixie Republican Forum, Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and Dixie Sunshiners, Aldred said he has a different set of skills than some. He touts his experience in building and development as a contractor and his knowledge of renewable energy systems as evidence that he would be best-equipped to pursue high-tech industry and implement smart-growth principles in the county’s decision making efforts. “This is the greatest place to play on Earth, and we need to take care of that,” he said. “We’re an outdoor people, a lot of us, and definitely we need to do what we can to keep the air clean and protect what we have.” At the same time, he’s supportive of new development and infrastructure projects to bring the county the resources it needs to grow. Aldred said he wants to preserve some of the area’s small-town feel, saying he loves the Washington County community that his father, the late Gayle Aldred, helped to create during his tenure on the commission from 1988 to 2002.
St George Area Economic Development is a collaborative organization led by business and community leaders to strengthen and develop Southern Utah’s economy. Their objective is to be a catalyst for prosperity that is robust, sustainable, and in tune with the spirited cultural environment of Southern Utah. The organization focuses on pursuing the future while honoring their roots. They reach out to companies and industries that can help diversify the economy while preserving the warmth of the area culture. Lasting success is their goal. Doing it right is their promise. WHAT THEY DO: When corporations inquire about the possibility of relocating to the St George Area, they provide them with key information on which to base their decision. This may include demographic, tax, transportation information, utility information, and more. They support and create initiatives that cultivate a pipeline of local residents both educated and interested in technology and entrepreneurship. They actively recruit stable and growing technology companies. As part of their efforts, they will continue to support city development projects that make the St George Area an attractive business destination. They show outside businesses the benefits of living and working in the St George Area. The St George Area Economic Development office has put on the economic summit for 20 years. It helps promote the community to businesses and creates new advocates for economic growth. They focus on retaining corporations that are already here. They help ensure a favorable environment for businesses to grown so they can continue to call the St George area home.
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but has always remained true to their mission of fighting hunger statewide. 417,000 Utahns, which equates to 1 in 7 Utahns, are at risk of missing a meal today. Even more alarming is that 1 in 5 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from. With your support last year, we distributed 38.1 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 31.8 million meals, to people facing hunger across the state. Let’s end childhood hunger. It takes a village to raise a child, and sometimes it takes a village to feed one. Utah Food Bank is here to help through our Childhood Hunger Programs and a commitment to the belief that no child should have to go to bed hungry.
Root for Kids, formerly know as The Learning Center for Families was developed under a grant to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities in Washington County, Utah. The grant was originally funded by the Utah Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services. Root for Kids continues to grow and has provided over 15,000 families in Washington County and the Arizona strip with the extra support they need. With the investment from the community and generous donors, Root for Kids was able to expand its services and help more families than ever before. They strive to ensure that every child in the community has the skills they need to excel in school and in life. Research has shown that the years from prenatal development through 36 months of age provide a window of opportunity for enriching infant/toddler development that can provide lifelong positive outcomes. But for many infants and toddlers, this crucial time can also be a period of heightened vulnerability due to stresses such as poor health, developmental complications, poverty and/or less than optimal home environments. Families who face these difficulties often need help navigating their challenges. Root for Kids offers several programs to ensure the success of our youngest, most vulnerable members of our community. Root for Kids was honored as the HVCC March 2019 Business of the Month. Go to their website to learn more about this valuable resource.
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Renee Ann Apartments is a 24 unit affordable housing community in Hurricane, Utah. The community is located in the 2nd Congressional District of Utah. Renee Ann Apartments participates in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and Section 515 Rural Rental Housing programs. Since the property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, monthly rent cannot exceed the Tax Credit maximum rent for the area. Households earning less than 60% of the area median income qualify for units with reduced rent. Very low, low, and moderate income families, elderly persons, and persons with disabilities are eligible to live at this property. Persons or families living in substandard housing have priority for tenancy. For more information, search: Renee Ann Apartments in Hurricane, Utah
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