Front Porch: Rotary Club grants available

Grants available

The Rotary Club of Everett encourages Everett-area nonprofits and schools to apply for one of its local impact grants. Grants of up to $5,000 each year for three years are available for projects that cover a three-year timeline and are designed to grow a group’s capacity to accomplish its work in the community. Funding after the first year depends on an evaluation of the previous year’s project. Proposals must serve the greater Everett area. Projects with matching funds and plans to include Rotary volunteers are preferred. More information is under the “Links” section at http://portal.clubrunner.ca/270. The application deadline is Jan. 29.

Shelter volunteers: The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter opens at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood when the temperature is forecasted to fall below 34 degrees for four or more hours overnight. Volunteers are needed to help open the shelter, stay overnight, prepare meals, drive the shelter van, or offer security screening. More info: 425-778-2159, ext. 8 or www.trinity lutheranchurch.com.

Ice Age floods: The Puget Lobe Chapter meets next at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. University of Washington geologist David Montgomery and his wife, environmental planner Anne Biklé, discuss their book “The Hidden Half of Nature” about microbes, soils and health. More info: Dale Middleton, dmiddleton1@earthlink.net or 206-784-3146.

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