Vermillion CPR gets grant from Siouxland Foundation

Vermillion CPR gets grant from Siouxland Foundation Nine nonprofit organizations and three Sioux City colleges will receive funding from the Siouxland Community Foundation, which recently approved distributions totaling $50,457 for grants and scholarships form the United Airlines Trust Fund. Vermillion Community CPR will receive $1,400 to update CPR manikins and purchase an AED trainer.

The foundation, a publicly supported, nonprofit corporation, was established in 1988 to enrich the quality of life in Siouxland by receiving and administering endowed and special purpose gifts to carry out the charitable objectives of donors for the benefit of those within the Siouxland tri-state region. Grants help meet needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health and human services.

To commemorate Siouxland's response to the Untied Flight 232 incident in 1989, United Airlines donated $600,000 to the Siouxland Community Foundation to establish the United Airlines Trust Fund, an endowed community grants and scholarship program.

"Since 1990 when the first distributions were made from this fund, to the present, over $425,000 has been awarded in grants and scholarships," said Executive Director Debbie Hubbard.

Each year, two-thirds of the income generated from this endowed fund is distributed in equal amounts to Briar Cliff College, Morningside College and Western Iowa Tech Community College to assist students pursuing an education in emergency rescue, nursing and medical care.

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