Paul & Carol Hohm fund awards annual grants

COURTESY PHOTO The Paul & Carol Fund awarded nearly $38,000 to local groups this fall. Accepting distributions are from left Charlotte Henley, Central Prairie Red Cross; Doug Pietz, First Presbyterian Church; Brian Held, James Valley Christian School; Shelly Buddenhagen, Nordby Center/Hohm Courts; Dr. Robert Hohm; Lt. Matt Darrow, Salvation Arny; Jen Bragg, United Way Heartland Region; Gordon Foss, Boy Scouts-Huron Area; Rachel Clendenin, Pyle House Museum; Curt Bales, Huron Hockey Association; and Bette Poppen, Huron Area Girl Scouts.

HURON — The Paul and Carol Hohm Fund, which was established in 2008 with the South Dakota Community Foundation, made its annual distribution of nearly $38,000 to 10 community nonprofit organizations.
In the 11-year history of the fund, a total of $257,438 has been granted to local non-profit organizations.
The Paul and Carol Hohm Fund was established in partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation and with careful investment, the fund continues to grow and enhance the quality of life in the local Huron area.
These organizations will receive annual gifts in perpetuity from the fund said Marilyn Hoyt and Dr. Robert Hohm of Huron, children of Paul and Carol Hohm.
The organizations and the amount received are:
• Nordby Center/Hohm Courts, $9,786 for new equipment and motorizing the basketball backboards;
• Huron Hockey Association, $4,027 for scholarship funds for registration fee affordability;
• James Valley Christian School, $4.027 for financial aid to students;
• United Way Heartland Region, $4027 to help support 45 different programs in our region;
• Huron Area Girl Scouts, $2,588 for Camp Woodlands;
• Boy Scouts-Huron Area $2,588 for Scouting Programs;
• Salvation Army, $2,588 for the Genesis Feeding Program and Food Pantry;
• Central Prairie Red Cross, $2,588 to help community members who have been displaced from their home because of a disaster and installing free smoke alarms;
• First Presbyterian Church, $2,588;
• Pyle House Museum, $2,588 to restore the ridge décor on the Pyle House.

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