If you’re thinking that, given the current political/economic climate today, any search for federal funds to be built is unlikely to succeed, think again. One thing is certain about political climates: they change. And when this one does, this community needs to be ready to leap on opportunities to fund this project, in addition to what the community itself has raised.
Efforts to raise money for an eventual new school have cleared nearly $8,000 since the local Rotary Club challenged the community to come up with ways to contribute to the effort, club officials say.
The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club announced last fall that it would take on a facilitating role in the cause, allowing its tax-free status to allow individuals and organizations to make tax-deductible gifts.
Since, then the club has gained more than $3,000 in contributions from individuals and businesses and cleared more than $3,600 in the Walk the Dam, Build a School fundraiser held during Colorama.
Other contribution to the “Our Schools, Their Future” drive have included other independent groups.
The Native American Club at Lake Roosevelt High School solicited $307.23 with a blanket dance during a basketball halftime.
The PEO organization raised $380, and the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce contributed $400 after a Colorama T-shirt sale.
People can also make contributions through this website.
Contributions to Our Schools, Their Future
Blanket Dance: $307.23
Walk the Dam: $3615.36