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July 5, 2014

Dekko Foundation awards $10,000 grant to local FRC

— The Athens-Limestone Family Resource Center recently received a $10,000 Toolbelt Grant from the Dekko Foundation. 

“The grant will provide consultation services needed to strengthen our mission of helping local residents and children,” the group said in a press release.

The FRC provides several services to the community, including finding immediate food and shelter, financial planning, crisis services and mental health guidance.

The group’s Community Specialist program assists individuals in finding the resources they need to become independent, self-sufficient individuals.  The Parents as Teachers program offers a curriculum that helps children thrive and grow into responsible, confident adults. 

“Athens and Limestone County is a small town with a big heart, where people feel very strongly about ‘giving back,’” the release said. “The support the FRC has received over the past eight years has been heartwarming.  The staff, Tina Cook and Alyssa Briggs, along with the board members, would like to thank the Dekko Foundation, our local governments (Athens City Council, the mayor, and County Commission), TVA, local churches, and the many other supporters for their continued belief in our efforts to provide this critical need throughout our community.”

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