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David J. Shenk Foundation announces 2013 grants

TO THE RESCUE — The Boston Emergency Squad received a grant from the David J. Shenk Foundation. From left: Don O’Bryant, vice president; Nick Larson, first aid; Jack Braun, president and Chris Ford, transportation lieutenant.

BOSTON — The board of directors of the David J. Shenk Foundation has announced that the Boston Emergency Squad and the Ten Lives Club have been awarded grants for 2013. These organizations are not-for-profit community groups that serve the town of Boston. The Boston Emergency Squad will use the funds to purchase an EMS bicycle for quick responses at community events. The Ten Lives Club with use the funds to provide two senior citizens with pet adoption security deposits.

THE CAT’S MEOW — The Ten Lives Club also received a grant from the David J. Shenk Foundation. From left: Tannen Olson, administrator; Marie Edwards, president and founder and Nick, who is ready for adoption.

In previous years, the foundation has awarded grants to the Boston Valley School Emergency Fund, Boston Patriots Little League football and cheerleading, the Southtowns Women’s Friendship Club, Boston Valley Elementary Destination Imagination Team, Boston Valley Girl Scouts, Boston Kazoo Band, Boston Meals on Wheels, Turning Back the Clock, Boston Senior Citizens, South Boston Park, Boston 4-H, Boston Young-At-Heart Seniors, Patchin Fire Company and Lake Effects Harmony Chorus.

Evans Bank in North Boston helps to administer the foundation. It was established on July 6, 1993, to disburse monies to charitable groups in the town of Boston. David J. Shenk, former Boston town clerk, donated the money.

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