Kalix buys new van with grant money

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded $35,000 to Kalix as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund. The grant funds were used to purchase a mobility van for their Human Connection Program.

Borgi Beeler, President and CEO of Kalix, is pleased to accept the check from Gordon Hanson, CEO of Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards the purchase of the vehicle. “An additional mobility van will allow us to continue expanding opportunities for people to get out, socialize, and be part of the Minot community. We want people that utilize wheelchairs to be able to stroll through the park, stop at a restaurant for coffee, visit the library, or go to a sporting event or concert the same as everybody else. We appreciate the support for our vision!” said Beeler.

The services that Kalix provides are essential for those in the community with disabilities. The Human Connection Program facilitates connections between people with disabilities and those without disabilities. The goal is to provide opportunities for those enrolled in the program to have consistent contact with the public, leading to new relationships and strengthened community connections. The mobility van will increase the available transportation for those who need wheelchair accessible transportation.

“We are happy to award these funds for a project that helps provide improved services and quality of life for their clients,” said Gordon Hanson, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. “Farm Credit is proud to help support and strengthen community organizations such as Kalix to create and inspire learning opportunities,” he adds.

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, Farm Credit Services of Mandan and AgriBank, established the Rural Community Grant Fund to assist in the implementation and development of projects and programs in communities and rural areas in western North Dakota which have been impacted by mineral exploration.

The Rural Community Grant Fund is currently accepting applications for future funding requests. Interested parties can apply at www.farmcreditnd.com.