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Air show grants $90,000 to nonprofits
The high-flying U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Oregon International Air Show last summer helped give a boost to 43 nonprofit organizations this fall.
Air show organizers recently gave just over $90,000 in grants to area nonprofits.
Grant recipients included organizations that benefit youth, including Boys and Girls clubs, Hillsboro Soccer Club and HomePlate Youth Services, which provides outreach to homeless youth. The grant will help an additional 50 homeless youth access education, health care and mental health services.
Several veterans organizations received grants, including Returning Veterans Project, National Association for Black Veterans and PAVE Paws Assisting Veterans a group that provides service dogs to vets suffering from post-traumatic stress and physical disabilities.
Grants also provide support for Hillsboros Tuesday Marketplace, a downtown summertime evening street fair; Friends of Cornelius Library, to fund a weekly bilingual story time by a professional bilingual storyteller; and sheriff reserve programs in Washington and Clackamas counties.
Since 1988, the air show has given more than $1.4 million to local charities and nonprofit organizations.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT