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Kansas Volunteer Commission Offers Mini-Grant In Honor Of 9/11

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The Kansas Volunteer Commission is offering mini-grants to support the September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance.

The goal of the mini-grants is to provide a way for people to remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and honor those who rose in service in response to the attacks.

Cheri Faunce with the Kansas Volunteer Commission says organizations can receive grants of up to $500. She says requests must focus on military personnel who have served or are currently serving.

"We have some folks who will make thank-you kits for those who are currently overseas, we have others who will host barbeques for veterans, who will collect hygiene items for folks at the VA," Faunce says. "There's a lot of different activities that would qualify for this funding opportunity."

Public or private non-profit organizations in Kansas can apply including faith based entities, community groups and schools. The deadline to apply is August 14.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.