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Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards $1,000 Grant to Keep Hopewell Beautiful
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Oct 25, 2017, 09:34

7th Annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days”

Richmond/hopewell - Statewide nonprofit Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) announced its winners for its annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days.” Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities.
KVB awarded Keep Hopewell Beautiful (KHB) a $1,000 grant for their proposed Beautification project. KHB will use this money to bring new life to a nearly 100-year-old neighborhood. The organization plans to add two monuments and plant over one hundred flowers and plants, some of which are being donated by local patrons. Keep Hopewell Beautiful has planted hundreds of flowers all over Hopewell to enhance the city’s natural beauty and to support the health of their local ecosystem. The grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful allows them to continue this essential work and advance their mission.
“We are so honored to be a recipient of Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ’30 Grants in Thirty Days’ grant program”, said Johnny Partin, Chairman of Keep Hopewell Beautiful. “Keep Hopewell Beautiful has been working diligently to clean up and beautify our neighborhoods this year. This grant is going to allow us to really enhance the landscaping in this nearly century old neighborhood and beautify the 21st Ave corridor into the city.”
Hopewell Mayor Jackie Shornak, one of KHB’s biggest supporters and most active volunteers, is very excited about the upcoming project and proud of KHB’s accomplishments. “With the limited amount of resources, committee members and volunteers, it is amazing to me how KHB continues to work hard in finding ways to beautify and clean up Hopewell with minimal cost to the City.  I am very proud of their passion to make a difference, and I will continue to support and promote their efforts,” stated Shornak, “This grant will aid in another beautification project being completed in Hopewell.  My humble thanks to KHB for caring and giving a little piece of their hearts to the place they love to call their home.”
 Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $145,000 to 195 projects throughout the Commonwealth. This year, KVB partnered with Altria, Keep America Beautiful, and Deep Run Dance Marathon to make the program possible.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education. For more information on KVB, go to http://www.KeepVirginiaBeautiful.org.

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