The Town of Excel strives to provide a meeting place for ball teams, community functions and family reunions to gather in a safe environment. The Community Center was in desperate need of tables and chairs. with the grant from Ala-Tom RC&D, we purchased 11 tables and 44 chairs.
The crime rates in the City of Butler need to decrease, and the police department lacks the updated technology to expand their safety resources. This grant would help purchase reliable dashboard cameras that will document each police officer’s public safety situation. Currently, the police department owns four cameras that hold an insufficient amount of data storage compared to the extent necessary. The police department needs upgraded dashboard cameras to provide high-definition recordings for documenting public interaction, officer training, public safety, and the overall reassurance for the community.
We used the grant money to purchase outside kennels for Clarke County Animal Shelter.
The kennels are used every day to put dogs in so that the inside kennels can be cleaned.
Prior to our purchase the dogs were breaking out of the old kennels and were getting injured.
The objective of this project, is to purchase spirit packs for the Hillcrest High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team in Evergreen AL. They are in need of complete basketball uniform sets for each of its players for the upcoming season. This includes the uniforms, warm-ups, shoes, socks and backpacks. The Varsity Girls Basketball Team has a rich tradition of winning. In the last six years; they have a 91-38 record, 3 Area Championships, 1 Final Four Appearance, 1 Regional Championship, 1 Sweet Sixteen, 2 Elite 8’s, & 2 Sub-Regional wins. However, with all of the great accomplishments that have been made by the girls’ basketball team, due to Covid our budget does not allow for the purchase of new uniforms. With the success of our basketball program, our girls deserve new uniforms. Many of these players participate in multiple sports, therefore, sometimes causing a strain on the parents/guardians. In the past, although we have had numerous fundraisers, parents and coaches have still had to contribute money from their own pockets to help cover team expenses.
The project was safety driven, we are in the rebuilding phase of our department and we are trying to get needed equipment to better prepare us to offer services to our community. We were able to purchase 3 AED’s to place on our trucks and a the station should we encounter someone in cardiac arrest.