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Heritage Thermal awards grants

Dolphins Swim Club President Donna Mobley and East Liverpool Rotarian Jeff Cartwright-Smith accept the $1,000 grant used to landscape the grounds around the J.B. Cartwright Pool at Thompson Park. (Submitted photo)

EAST LIVERPOOL — The pandemic has caused many events and activities to be postponed or canceled, including the citySweep collection of household hazardous wastes at Heritage Thermal Services. During the collection, which had been held annually since 1997, the company also distributes grants to non-profit groups that help fund their environmental projects.

Heritage announced that it was able to continue the program despite the economic downturn. Out of 16 applications that were submitted, the company awarded a total of $5,500 to eight applicants. Organizations receiving grants and a description of their projects are:

$1,000 – EAST LIVERPOOL ROTARY CLUB: Fund landscaping and beautification projects conducted by the Dolphin Swim Club at the J.B. Cartwright Swimming Pool in Thompson Park.

$1,000 – EAST LIVERPOOL TREE COMMISSION: Purchase trees for city’s plan to be designated as a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.

$750 – THOMPSON PARK: Purchase materials for a new restroom facility.

$750 – TOMLINSON RUN STATE PARK FOUNDATION: Support for park improvements and trail maintenance.

$750 – THE BEACON ASSOCIATION: Purchase materials to landscape and maintain the triangle entrance to East Liverpool at West Second Street.

$500 – EAST LIVERPOOL-CALCUTTA AREA GARDEN CLUB: Support for the club’s many community landscaping projects at the Carnegie Library, the Museum of Ceramics, Thompson and Calcutta parks and other public areas.

$400 – CITY OF EAST LIVERPOOL: Fund veterinary services for the city’s spay/neuter program for stray felines.

$350 – BEAVER CREEK WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER: Purchase packs, binoculars and compasses for guests to use while hiking the park.

Since Heritage initiated the environmental grant program in 1998, local non-profits have received a total of $106,700 to keep the community cleaner and greener.

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