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Press Release: G.L. Huyett Announces 2018 Project Drive Grant Recipients

G.L. Huyett of Minneapolis, Kansas, announced that Project Drive has awarded $59,022 to elevin nonprofit organizations to improve North Central Kansas communities.

G.L. Huyett Announces 2018 Project Drive Grant Recipients
November 21, 2018
Minneapolis, Kansas

Project Drive was founded in 2007 by G.L. Huyett, a manufacturer and master distributor of non-threaded and engineered fasteners, grease fittings, and lifting hardware, as part of a comprehensive community improvement program intended to serve the needs of non-profit organizations within a 50-mile radius of Minneapolis, KS. Grants are awarded in increments from as little as $500 up to $50,000 for any one project to a non-profit individual, institution, or organization seeking to improve a North Central Kansas community.
Project Drive started with $1,000, grew to $5,000 in 2010, and increased to $25,000 in 2015 thanks to contributions from private donors. In 2018, Project Drive awarded $59,022 to 11 projects in Cloud, Ottawa, and Saline Counties.
Recipients and awards are as follows:
Gypsum Community Library – $1,500 to purchase family friendly movies and books for their children’s story hour and summer reading program in Gypsum, KS.
Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas – $3,500 was awarded for the purchase of a commercial freezer that will save space and allow more shelving for dry goods in Salina, KS.
North Salina Community Development, Inc. – $3,542 will assist in repurposing eight more donated newspaper racks into “Little Libraries” to be placed at CityGo bus stops in northern Salina, KS.
Friends of Culver – $3,170 will assist in purchasing new storm windows and insulation for an abandoned house to rent out and then to use the rent to fund community projects in Culver, KS.
Minneapolis Noon Lions Club #7127 – $6,657 will purchase 14 high-quality maintenance free trashcans to replace the dilapidated ones in downtown Minneapolis, KS.
Community Thrift & Care – $2,500 to replace the roof on the Community Thrift & Care in Minneapolis, KS.
Sunflower Adult Day Services – $3,250 to purchase a refrigerator, stove, and upright to replace worn out ones at a day care facility for seniors or disabled adults in Salina, KS.
Glasco Community Recreation Board – $3,000 will help to repair and restore the Glasco Youth & Family Center building Glasco, KS.
Tescott United Methodist Church – $1,128 was awarded to purchase a laptop, projector, screen, and speaker for an after-school program in Tescott, KS.
Golden Wheel Senior Center – $880 to purchase a commercial ice machine, microwave, and six insulated food carriers for their Meals on Wheels service in Minneapolis, KS.
G.L. Huyett Charities – $29,815 to build a raised bed garden to grow fresh produce for local food banks or families in need in Minneapolis, KS.
By awarding $59,022, Project Drive was able to impact a library, adult day care, veteran’s memorial, after-school program, senior meal delivery program, food banks, low-income families and individuals, and several community organizations.

Front row (from left): Barb Young, North Salina Commumity Development, Inc.; Stephanie McAlister, Glasco Community Recreation Board; Peggy Crippen, Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas; Mary Hrabe, Community Thrift & Care; and Joyce Roe, Gypsum Community Library. Back row (from left): Larry Betrand, Golden Wheel Senior Center; Lindsay Huenefeld, Sunflower Adult Day Services; Doug Plummer, Minneapolis Noon Lions Club #7127; Demerle Eckart, Friends of Culver; Kay Good, Tescott United Methodist Church; and Becky Selm, G.L. Huyett Charities.

For more information contact G.L. Huyett:
PO Box 232, Minneapolis, KS 67467
Phone: 785-392-1130
E-mail: projectdrive@huyett.com