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Morris Lions Club donates to GRO as part of its centennial celebration

Morris Lions present a check for $500 to Heidi Litchfield for Grundy Resource Organization.  Present at the fundraiser were Lions Judy Miller, Irene Leopold, Doug Linn, Lori Linn, and Al Miller.
Morris Lions present a check for $500 to Heidi Litchfield for Grundy Resource Organization. Present at the fundraiser were Lions Judy Miller, Irene Leopold, Doug Linn, Lori Linn, and Al Miller.

MORRIS – Morris Lions Club donated $500 to a recent fundraiser for GRO, Grundy Resource Organization, to help provide food to local people in our communities.

The donation is part of the centennial celebration of Lions International, in the area of fighting hunger.

“It costs the organization approximately $500 each month to provide over $20,000 retail value worth of food to those in need in Grundy County, we are honored that the Morris Lions Club not only understands the needs of our community but also stepped up to cover a month’s worth of services to help the over 560 clients we currently serve,” GRO president Heidi Litchfield said.

The check was presented at the inaugural fundraiser for GRO at Clayton’s Tap in Morris, where the community came together and helped to raise nearly $6,000 for the organization to help purchase a truck and pay monthly expenses.

GRO is operated completely by volunteers with no paid staff, which allows them to keep expenses low while providing service to residents older than 62, persons with a disability, veterans and low-income families in and around Grundy County.

Judy Miller, with the Lions Club, said that when the club looked at ways to fight hunger, they looked at local organizations who are doing the job of feeding those in need.

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