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Gulfport Merchants Association Announces Grant Recipients

April 1, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Hodge; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (727) 366-4086

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced its selection of recipients for 2015 Community Support Grants. 

Four organizations were chosen to receive grants that will be funded by a portion of proceeds from the GMA’s trio of “Gecko Events” in late summer:  the Gecko Pub Crawl on Saturday, August 8th, the Gecko Ball on Saturday, August 29th, and GeckoFest on Saturday, September 5th.  Grant amounts will be determined after conclusion of the events.

The recipients chosen by the GMA Board of Directors are non-profit organizations which are either based in Gulfport, or include Gulfport in their service area. 


The 2015 grant recipients are: CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), providing services to women and families recovering from abusive environments; the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library, providing fundraising and volunteer services to the Library; Daystar Life Center, providing food and other basic necessities to community members during times of hardship; and the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund, providing financial assistance to women in need of medical services.

Grant recipients were chosen from among those who submitted an application earlier in the year. 

Several other worthy organizations applied for grants and the decision-making process was difficult.  Grants or donations are offered to local non-profit groups each year following the conclusion of “Gecko Season.”  Public art installations in Gulfport’s Waterfront District have also been funded with Gecko Event proceeds.  The GMA would like to thank all organizations which applied for grants this year for their very worthy contributions to our community.

 

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