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Community Foundation awards mini-grant to Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance


RRCA member Janie Knapp (left) and RRCA President, Joe Buser (right) shown with their award for the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance. (Courtesy Photo) RRCA member Janie Knapp (left) and RRCA President, Joe Buser (right) shown with their award for the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Community Foundation has a mini-grant program whereby 10 board members select a Putnam County nonprofit organization that models the Community Foundation’s mission, “enrich the quality of life and strengthen community for this and future generations.” These nonprofits receive a $250 grant that are ultimately made possible thanks to generous donors to Foundation endowments.

Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance (RRCA) was selected for a minigrant by Community Foundation board member Alan Zerkel. The RRCA is committed to local development and community service within Roachdale.

As a small town of 900, the aim is to build a more sustainable community to allow the people who live and work in Roachdale to thrive. The RRCA is a grassroots nonprofit organization that manages to preserve the past while planning for a successful future.

Joe Buser, President of the RRCA, accepted the award as a representative of the organization. They plan on using the grant to help with one of their revitalization projects within the community. These projects benefit both community members and those who wish to visit the historic downtown Roachdale. Mr. Buser expressed his organizations gratitude for the grant and explained in further detail what it would be used for.

The RRCA “will use the funds to cover our mural with a coating which will provide sun protection for the Roachdale Mural, located on the south side of the new Roachdale Community Center,” says Joe Buser.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is proud to recognize and partner with Joe Buser and the organization he leads, RRCA, with this mini-grant.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to help donors establish endowments, award grants, and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation has been entrusted with more than 279 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To learn how to start your own endowment, visit www.pcfoundation.org or contact the office at 765- 653-4978.

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