The Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC) awarded Marshalltown Community School District with a grant to support student transportation services on Monday, Oct. 5.
CFMC Executive Director Julie Hitchins presented the $9,000 Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund grant to the Marshalltown School Board at Monday’s regular meeting. The Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund received donations to assist those negatively impacted by the current pandemic.
“Thanks to generous donations for pandemic relief efforts, the Foundation is pleased to provide this grant to ensure students are transported to school to ensure learning continues,” Hitchins said. “This is another great example of collaboration between the Marshalltown Community School District, the City of Marshalltown and the Marshall County Disaster Recovery donors to meet a need which is a result of the pandemic.”
The award funding will support the partnership between the MCSD Transportation Department and the City of Marshalltown Municipal Transit to ensure access to safe, high-quality transportation to and from school for all Bobcat students.
“The MCSD Transportation Department is very appreciative of the grant from CFMC, which will help our students get to school using the City’s public transportation system. We look forward to working with the Marshalltown Municipal Transit team in getting students to school with this grant,” said MCSD Transportation Director Rex Kozak.
Marshalltown Schools thanks the Community Foundation of Marshall County for helping us meet Bobcat students’ school transportation needs! We are grateful to have excellent partners in the CFMC and Marshalltown Municipal Transit.
CFMC recognizes that this is an unprecedented time but anticipates a continued need for funding pandemic related efforts. Contributions to the Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund can be made online at www.desmoinesfoundation.org/marshallcountydisasterfund or checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Marshall County, 11 N. First Ave., Marshalltown, Iowa 50158.
The mission of the Community Foundation of Marshall County is to improve the quality of life in Marshall County by building charitable endowments and by addressing critical needs of our communities in partnership with nonprofit organizations and donors. The Community Foundation of Marshall County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation that is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.