Habitat for Humanity awarded Ironman Foundation grant

ST. GEORGE – The Ironman Foundation has selected Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah to receive a $2,500 grant to improve the organization’s infrastructure. The grant funds will provide new power tools and much needed upgrades to hardware and software.

“We are delighted to be selected by the Ironman Foundation from among many worthy nonprofit agencies in our community,” Sommer Bowler, board president for the local nondenominational, ecumenical housing ministry, said.

While amazing progress has been made toward Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah’s goals, Bowler said, there is still a serious need to update technology to stay up with the work in the ReStore and in the affiliate office.

Bowler said:

Two new computers will improve our technology and enhance our ability to manage data. New software systems will allow us to track donors, volunteers and their skills, as well as tracking clerks, cash handling and reconciliation processes to reduce staff time. New power tools will augment our ability to construct and repair properties for low-income families.

David Deschenes, executive director of the Ironman Foundation said that the purpose of the Ironman Foundation is to leave a little bit of Ironman legacy behind after race day. The Ironman Foundation is based in Tampa, Florida.

The Ironman Foundation is committing more than $55,000 in volunteer and community grant funding to initiatives and groups in the St. George community in conjunction with the 2015 Ironman 70.3 St. George triathlon, which is scheduled to take place on May 2. The Ironman Foundation’s contribution provides support to nonprofit needs and initiatives and first responder groups within the local community.



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